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Coast Redwood

Sequoia sempervirens

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Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) at Shonnard's Nursery

Coast Redwood

Coast Redwood

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Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) at Shonnard's Nursery

Coast Redwood

Coast Redwood

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  90 feet

Spread:  40 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7a

Other Names:  California Redwood


These magestic giants can be 500 years old and over 300 feet tall in the wild; lovely red-brown, spongy bark and aromatic foliage make this a beautiful accent for the right space

Ornamental Features

Coast Redwood is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has rich green evergreen foliage. The fragrant sprays of foliage remain green throughout the winter. The furrowed brick red bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Coast Redwood is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and may require the occasional pruning to look its best. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Coast Redwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Coast Redwood will grow to be about 90 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 200 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Articulation 
Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features