Redwood, Coast - - Sequoia sempervirens
Redwood is tolerant of flooding, making best growth along stream banks and flood plains. Irrigation helps maintain a vigorous tree in other sites. Allow plenty of soil space for proper development. The Coast Redwoods of California, are among the tallest trees in the world. They live to be many hundreds of years old; some live to several thousand years. Bark is particularly beautiful, turning a bright orange on older trees. In areas outside California and the Northwest, it is probably best used occasionally as a novelty specimen. It is not suited to the southeastern United States. In the landscape in the East it will grow at a slow to medium rate to a height of 40'-60' with 25'-35' spread while in the West it will grow at a fast rate up to 300'. Plant 15'-20' apart for a screen.