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Redwood

Sequoia spp.

Also known as

Californian redwood, Coast redwood

Sequoia sempervirens Armstrong2 by Bernt Rostad on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

99m

Max

22m

20m

Min

10m

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Redwood Overview

Genus containing a sole living species of hardy, fast-growing evergreen, coniferous tree originating from coastal forest habitat in California and Oregon, USA. This genus is closely related to the genera Sequoiadendron and Metasequoia and contains the tallest tree species in the world. Possessing thick, soft, fuzzy bark and yew-like foliage reduced to needle-like scales. Also called California redwood, this species is typically grown for its impressive stature and fast growth, best planted somewhere spacious. Grows optimally in climates with cool, damp summers and is resistant to pollution and wind so may be planted in exposed positions.

How to propagate Redwood

Seed

You can propagate from seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

Cuttings

Evergreen current growth cuttings can be taken from autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.