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Sequoia sempervirens /Redwood

Sequoia sempervirens  / Sequoia sempervirens
Foliage of the redwood
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Foliage of the redwood

Redwoods in the Henry Cowell State Park in California

Some relaively low foliage on tall trees in Cowell State Park

Base of a large redwood tree

A very large redwood with a large opening in the base in California

Red bark of a redwood tree

As a "Twin Trunk" style bonsai

A specimen tree growing in a southern California botanical garden


Relatively young tree


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Scientific Name: Sequoia sempervirens
Common Name: Redwood
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 40 - 50 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: None
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a long lived conifer that grows to be among the tallest trees and oldest trees in the world. One tree in California is said to be the tallest living thing. The soft orange-red bark is a special feature of this evergreen tree. Grows relatively fast when young. This tree grows best where there is ample rainfall and fog and temperatures are not too extreme.