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SEQUOIA sempervirens 'Soquel'
Fine-textured foliage makes 'Soquel' a soft, misty element in the landscape. As a cultivar of the tallest tree in America, it is also a majestic presence. Famous for its red, rot-resistant wood, Sequoia sempervirens is native to coastal northern California and southern Oregon. This relatively compact cultivar rapidly forms a pyramid of horizontal branches furnished with blue-green yew-like needles in upswept sprays. The buttressed trunk is sheathed in spongy, reddish brown, fire-resistant bark. Small pendulous cones are carried at the branch tips.
Coast redwood prefers the cool moist conditions of the Pacific coastal ranges but tolerates inland summers if provided adequate moisture. This selection is less prone than most to suckering at the base. It is best left low-branched to prevent suckers and shade the root zone. It has a wide-ranging network of surface roots that are vulnerable to overheating and that can inhibit the growth of neighboring plants. Consider this a fine shade tree and an excellent choice for a tall screen. Plants are happiest in groves of three to five with irrigation and thick mulch.
9 - 1
7 - 9
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Needled or Scaled Evergreen
Full Sun, Partial Sun
70'-150' / 21.3m - 45.7m
20'-30' / 6.1m - 9.1m
Western United States, California
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Blue Green, Dark Green
Feature Plant, Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees, Street Trees
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