Sequoia sempervirens (Redwood, California Redwood, Coast Redwood), tallest coast redwood, with a trunk diameter of 377 feet, has a conical crown and branches that are horizontal to slightly drooping. The bark can be thick, velvety, and fibrous, with a brilliant red-brown hue when new and a darker tint as it ages. The root system is made up of lateral roots that are shallow and stretch out. Young trees' leaves are long and flat, whereas elder trees' lower branches are shadowed. The leaves are scale-like, lengthy on shoots in full light in the top crown of older trees, and transition smoothly between the two extremes. They feature two blue-white stomatal stripes below and are dark green above.
Botanical Name : Sequoia sempervirens
Common Name : Redwood, California Redwood, Coast Redwood
Height : 250- 380 ft
Spread : 80 ft
Germination Info : Germination info: Seed requires 21-30 days cold moist stratification.
Hardiness zone : 7-9
Other info : Seed and seedlings prone to damping off. Use a fungicide in stratification. Hydrogen peroxide soaks of 12 hours may be used as an anti-fungicidal soak instead of specific fungicides.
Germination Range: 40-60%
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 4375