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Sequoia sempervirens ‘Santa Cruz’

Coast redwood

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary
  • Height20m to 30m
  • Spread5m to 8m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Flower ColourWhitish green
  • Leaf ColourDeep green silvery
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Sequoia sempervirens ‘Santa Cruz’ (Coast redwood). These are tall trees, with a tree trunk which will grow almost parallel. The bark is red, fibrous and long lasting. The leaves are small aromatic with bright green needles about 1in long.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Redwood

Origin

Coast ranges of Oregon and California

Interest and use

Specimen, bark

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It will survive in a wide range of climates, They prefer full sun or partial-shade with deep, well-drained soil. You can propagate from seeds or cutting.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings can be taken from autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible.

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