Sequoia sempervirens 'Soquel'

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Species Name: Sequoia sempervirens 'Soquel'
Common Name: Soquel Coast Redwood

Blueish-green foliage distinguish this selection from the true species. Overall-shorter and broader canopy. Good choice for quick shade near coast especially where fog is present and consistent.

Plant Family: Taxodiaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 70-90' H x 14-30' W
Growth Habit: Tall
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Cpast: full sun; Inland: part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, acidic
Water Requirements: Occasional to regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Produces cones
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Selected for use in the garden
Natural Habitat: Redwood forest below 3700'

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.