Coastal Redwood

Sequoia sempervirens

A good tree, a tree that should do well in Keizer.


Best known as the world’s largest conifer, Coastal Redwood achieves its prodigious size along a 450-mile strip of land along the Pacific Coast beginning in Monterey California and extending north to southern Oregon. Bark is rich, red-brown and fibrous. The lumber of Coastal Redwood is of economic importance because of its high resistance to decay.


This Northwest native conifer can attain an eventual height of over 200’ and a width of 40’. While young trees have a pyramidal shape, mature trees take on a narrow columnar form. In natural stands in northern California, the trees develop tall straight trunks with branches only in the upper canopy.

Leaves are mostly needle-like, flat, 2-ranked, 1” long and sharp pointed. The upper surface of the needles are dark green, while beneath there are 2 broad white stomatal bands running length-wise. Cones are egg-shaped, 1” long and brownish in color.

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