Scientific Name: Sequoia sempervirens
Common Name: coast redwood
Family Name: Cupressaceae
Origin: U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 °C)
Plant Type: Conifer
Mature Size: > 30m x > 25m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Shade tree, Specimen plant
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Needle-like, Spiraled, Leathery, Glabrous, Lustrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Yellow, Brown, Feb-Mar
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Aug-Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Bark fibrous, red-brown; leaves mostly flat, 2 ranked, needle-like with sharp apex (leaves near stem tips may be more awl-like), linear, 1-2cm long, dark green with 2 broad white stomatal bands below; seed cones elliptical to egg-shaped, (12-)20-25(-35)mm long x 15-20mm wide, seeds 2-5 per scale, flattened 3-6mm long with 2 wings. <a href ='' target='_blank'></a>