Sequoia Sempervirens (Coastal Redwood)
|Common Name(s)||:||Coastal Redwood|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Autumn Interest,Winter Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Fissured Bark|
|Growth Rate||:||Fast Growing|
|Mature Size||:||Large (over 20m)|
|Tree Type||:||Evergreen Conifer|
|Tree uses||:||Woodland Sites,Damp Sites|
|Soil Type||:||Moist Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Parkland Trees|
The California or Coastal Redwood first came to Europe (St Petersburg) from California in 1840.
The Coastal Redwood first came to Europe (St Petersburg) from California in 1840.
You cannot help but be touched by the majesty of these trees as you head through California to Oregon on the coastal road into the Valley of the Giants.
Even my young children were awestruck at the beauty and sheer magnitude of these trees!
A large, conical evergreen, it has a thick, fibrous, red-brown outer bark, which is soft and spongy to the touch.
The slightly drooping branches bear two-ranked, linear-oblong leaves.
A wonderful choice for large areas of parkland, they prefer the cleaner air of rural sites and plenty of water to get them going.
Mature height: 20m+