coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

Native: California

General Notes:

Sequoia sempervirens in Jedediah Smith State Park is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 321 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 950 inches and a crown spread of 80 feet.

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Conical
  • Foliage: Evergreen, Linear, Medium to Dark Green,
  • Height: 70 - 100 feet. In the wild may reach 365 feet.
  • Width: 15 - 30 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Brown. Flowers in Spring or Winter.
  • Fruit: Brown Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
  • Bark: Red Brown, Fibrous or Furrowed.
  • Shading Capacity: Dense in Leaf.
  • Litter Issues: Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 4 - 9 and 14 – 24, USDA Hardiness 8 - 10.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Oak Root Fungus.
  • Susceptible: Beetle Borers and Redwood Bark Beetle, Phytophthora, Cypress Canker and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Strong.
  • Root Damage Potential: Low.
  • Health Hazard: Allergy
  • Biogenic Emissions: Moderate.
  • Attracts: Birds

Source:

SelecTree. "Sequoia sempervirens Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 26, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/sequoia-sempervirens >

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