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botanical name:
Sequoia sempervirens
Sequoia sempervirens © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Coastal Redwood, Californian Redwood
family:  Cupressaceae
characteristics: conifer, evergreen
height: 100.00m
width: 9.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Large conical or columnar tree becoming very tall with maturity, particularly in its native Californian forests. Thick, spongy reddish brown bark. Slightly down-swept branches and yew-like foliage having two opposite ranks of flattened linear, deep green leaves, silvery-white underneath. Female cones are rounded or ovoid, up to 3cm long, mid-green at first, ageing to brown.

Reasonably fertile, moist, well drained soil in sun or light dappled shade. Thrives very in the West of Britain, growing up to 1m. per year.

other notes:
Generally accepted to be the world's tallest living tree.

Official state tree of California.
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