• Featured

  • Plant types

  • Plant styles

  • Planting conditions

  • Seasonal interest

  • Nurseries & Gardens

  • All new arrivals

    Perennials

    Ferns

    Cacti and succulents

    Groundcovers

    Bulbs, corms and tubers

    Epimediums (Fairy Wings)

    Hamamelis (Witch Hazels)

    Helleborus (Hellebores)

    Hostas

    Hydrangeas

    Acers (Maples)

    Magnolias

    Gift cards

    Air plants

    Succulents

    Houseplants

    All Perennials

    Aquatic

    Aroids

    Bulbs/corms/tubers

    All trees

    Deciduous

    Evergreens

    Conifers

    Broadleaf

    Broadleaf evergreens

    Street trees

    Fragrant trees

    Flowering trees

    All shrubs

    Deciduous

    Evergreens

    Conifers

    Broadleaf

    Broadleaf evergreen

    Green flowers

    Blue & purple flowers

    Black flowers

    White flowers

    Pink flowers

    Red flowers

    Orange flowers

    Yellow flowers

    All conifers

    Trees

    Shrubs

    Groundcovers

    Dwarf conifers

    Variegated

    Rosy tones

    Blue / silver foliage

    Green foliage

    Gold & chartreuse

    All ferns

    For shade

    For sun

    Tree ferns

    Variegated

    Blush tones

    Gold and chartreuse

    Green

    Blue

    All cacti & succulents

    Hardy cacti & succulents

    All bromeliads

    For sun

    For shade

    Houseplants

    Variegated

    Blush tones

    Green

    Golds & chartreuses

    Silvers / blues

    All grasses / grass-like

    For sun

    For shade

    Evergreens

    Deciduous

    Variegated

    Blush foliage

    Purple, brown & black foliage

    Gold and chartreuse foliage

    Green foliage

    Blue foliage

    All groundcovers

    Evergreen

    Deciduous

    Succulents

    For sun

    For shade

    All vines

    For sun

    For shade

    White flowers

    Pink and red flowers

    Orange and peach flowers

    Yellow flowers

    Green flowers

    Blue, purple & black flowers

    Fruit trees and shrubs

    Fruits & vegetable plants

    Herbs

    All annuals & biennials

    All bamboos

    All palms and cycads

    Tropical style

    Cottage garden style

    Rock garden

    Cutting garden

    Woodland garden

    Fragrance garden

    White flowers

    Pink flowers

    Red flowers

    Orange

    Yellow flowers

    Green flowers

    Blue flowers

    Purple flowers

    Burgundy flowers

    Black flowers

    Bronze flowers

    Variegated foliage

    Pink foliage

    Red foliage

    Bronze & apricot foliage

    Gold foliage

    Chartreuse foliage

    Green foliage

    Wet soil

    Clay soil

    Acidic soil

    Alkaline soil

    Lean soil

    Gritty soil

    Rocky soil

    Standing water

    Even moisture

    Frequent water

    Regular water

    Occasional water

    Low water

    Wildlife friendly

    Bird friendly

    Hummingbird friendly

    Butterfly friendly

    Bee friendly

    Beneficial insect friendly

    Good for hedges

    Good for trellises

    Good for edging

    Good for bonsai

    Good for containers

    Sun

    Mostly sun

    Bright shade

    Dappled shade

    Mostly shade

    Shade

    All houseplants

    Aroids

    Bromeliads

    Bulbs, corms & tubers

    Ferns

    Orchids

    Perennials

    Shrubs / small trees

    Succulents

    Vines

    All spring flowers

    Trees and shrubs

    Annuals and perennials

    Cacti and succulents

    Groundcovers

    Grass-like plants

    Vines

    Bulbs / corms / tubers

    All summer flowers

    Trees and shrubs

    Annuals and perennials

    Cacti and succulents

    Groundcovers

    Grass-like plants

    Vines

    Bulbs / corms / tubers

    All fall flowers

    Trees and shrubs

    Annuals and perennials

    Cacti and succulents

    Groundcovers

    Grass-like plants

    Vines

    Bulbs / corms / tubers

    All fall foliage

    Trees

    Shrubs

    Perennials

    Conifers

    Grass-like plants

    Groundcovers

    Vines

    All winter flowers

    Trees and shrubs

    Bulbs / corms / tubers

    Perennials

    All winter interest

    Trees

    Shrubs

    Perennials

    All evergreens

    All broadleaf evergreens

    Broadleaf evergreen trees

    Broadleaf evergreen shrubs

    Broadleaf evergreen perennials

    Broadleaf evergreen groundcovers

    Broadleaf evergreen herbs

    Broadleaf evergreen vines

    All plants with distinctive bark

    Trees

    Shrubs

    Andesite Native Plants

    Bloom River Gardens

    Cistus Nursery

    Conifer Kingdom

    Dry Oasis Plants

    Gossler Farms

    Hydrangeas Plus

    Forestfarm

    Red Panda Nursery

    Waltzing Matilija

    Annie's Annuals & Perennials

    Cactus Jungle

    Digging Dog Nursery

    Eden's blooms

    Native Sons

    Succulent Gardens

    The Watershed Nursery

    Dancing Oaks Nursery

    Daryll's Nursery

    Edelweiss Perennials

    Flat Creek Nursery

    Garden World

    Heritage Seedlings

    Jockey Hill Nursery

    Little Prince

    Mini Forest By Sky

    Oregon Grown Tree Farms

    Briggs Plant Propagators

    Desert Jewels Nursery

    Far Reaches Farm

    Keeping it Green Nursery

    Kigi Nursery

    Kiona Native Plants

    Lael's Moon Garden

    Arrowhead Alpines

    Boehm's Garden Center

    Botanophilia

    Chicagoland Grows® Plant Introduction Program

    Intrinsic Perennial Gardens

    Avant Gardens

    Accents for Home and Garden

    jiovi® at Foxgreen Farm

    Logee's Plants for Home & Garden

    Morrison's Home and Garden

    Summersweet Gardens at Perennial Pleasures

    Almost Eden

    Bat Cave Botanicals

    Brantley Palms

    Brian's Botanicals

    Brushwood Nursery

    Edens Blooms

    Far South Wholesale

    Florida Hill Nursery

    Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd. (Canada)

    The Ruth Bancroft Garden

    Chicagoland Grows® Plant Introduction Program

    Plant Select®

    Trees

    Conifers

    Fruits and vegetables

    Shrubs

    Agaves (Century Plants)

    Aloe

    Opuntias (Prickly Pears)

    Sempervivums (Hens and Chicks)

    Sedums (Stonecrops)

    Acers / Maples

    Acer palmatum / Japanese maples

    Cornus / Dogwoods

    Hamamelis / Witch hazels

    Magnolias

    Osmanthus

    Quercus / Oaks

    Stewartias

    Arctostaphylos / Manzanitas

    Berberis & Mahonias

    Buxus / Boxwoods

    Camellias

    Daphnes

    Hamamelis / Witch Hazels

    Hebes / Veronicas

    Hydrangeas

    Magnolias

    Rhododendrons & Azaleas

    Viburnums

    Abies / Firs

    Cedrus / Cedars

    Chamaecyparis / Cypress

    Cryptomeria / Japanese Cedars

    Juniperus / Junipers

    Picea / Spruces

    Pinus / Pines

    Taxus / Yews

    Thuja / Arborvitaes

    Tsuga / Hemlocks

    Adiantums / Maidenhair ferns

    Athyriums / Lady ferns

    Aspleniums / Bird's nests & more

    Blechnums / Hard ferns

    Dryopteris / Wood ferns

    Osmundas

    Polypodiums

    Polystichums / Shield Ferns

    Agaves / Century plants

    Aloes

    Crassulas

    Delospermas / ice plants

    Echeverias

    Mangaves

    Opuntias / Prickly pears

    Tillandsias / Air plants

    Sedums / stonecrops

    Sempervivums / Hens and chicks

    Acorus / Sweet flags

    Carex / Sedges

    Liripoes / Lily Turfs

    Ophiopogons / Mondo grasses

    Phormiums / New Zealand Flaxes

    Spring flowering

    Summer flowering

    Fall flowering

    Winter flowering

    Aristolochia / Dutchman's pipe

    Hydrangeas

    White fruit

    Pink fruit

    Red fruit

    Orange fruit

    Yellow fruit

    Green fruit

    Blue fruit

    Purple fruit

    Black fruit

    Blue foliage

    Burgundy foliage

    Purple foliage

    Black foliage

    Fall color

    Well-drained soil

    Rich soil

    Average soil

    Adaptable to different soils

    Drought tolerant

    Dry in winter

    Dry in summer

    Deer resistant

    Slug and snail resistant

    Rabbit resistant

    Heat tolerant

    Humidity tolerant

    Pollution tolerant

    Seaside / salt tolerant

    Erosion control

    Wind tolerant

    Verticillium wilt resistant

    Tillandsias / Air plants

    Aloes

    Crassulas

    Echeverias

    Haworthias

    Philodendrons

    White

    Pink

    Red

    Orange

    Yellow

    Green

    Blue and purple

    Black

    Tan and chocolate

    Burgundy

    White

    Pink

    Red

    Orange

    Yellow

    Green

    Blue and purple

    Black

    Tan and chocolate

    Burgundy

    White

    Pink

    Red

    Orange

    Yellow

    Green

    Blue and purple

    Black

    Chocolate and tan

    Burgundy

    White

    Pink

    Red

    Orange

    Yellow

    Green

    Blue and purple

    Black

    Chocolate and tan

    Burgundy

    All evergreen conifers

    Dwarf conifers

    Conifer trees

    Conifer shrubs

    Conifer groundcovers

    Variegated conifers

    Silver and blue conifers

    Blushing conifers

    Gold and chartreuse conifers

    Classic green conifers

    Maples N More Nursery

    Sebright Gardens

    Secret Garden Growers

    Sunshine Farm and Gardens

    Noname Nursery

    Oregon Palm Nursery

    Pomarius Nursery

    Premier Landscaping & Yard Care

    Rare Plant Research

    Shinglehouse Nursery and Design

    Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

    Thicket

    Thompson's Nursery

    Treephoria

    Whitman Farms

    Young's Garden Gift & Pond

    Rhododendron Species Foundation

    The Desert Northwest

    Two Green Thumbs Miniatures

    Wanderlust Nursery

    Maplestone Ornamentals

    Old House Gardens

    Prairie Nursery

    Hewitt Garden and Design Center

    jensfarm maples

    The Kinsey Family Farm

    Paradise Found Nursery

    Tidwell Nurseries

    Utility Research Garden

    Violetsblew


    Buy Sequoia sempervirens

    Also Known As

    • Coast Redwood

    Plant type

    tree, conifer

    size

    • H: 50'-200'
    • W: 40'-60'

    planting zones

    • 7a-9b

    12 to 14 inches tall - bare root | $14.38

    Shipping flat rate $8.49

    85 at Red Panda Nursery

    More Options

    Sequoia sempervirens plant details

    Sequoia sempervirens is a fast-growing evergreen conifer tree with green foliage. and brown fruit. Attracts birds. Grows well with sun and regular water. Does well in well-drained and average soil. A good option if you're seeking something seaside / salt tolerant and verticillium wilt resistant.

    CHARACTERISTICS OF Sequoia sempervirens

    Plant type: conifer tree
    Plant family: cupressaceae
    Foliage: evergreen green
    Mature size: 40 FT - 60 FT - wide, 50 FT - 200 FT - tall
    Uses: big tree, larger quantity available, bare root shipping available

    GROWING CONDITIONS for Sequoia sempervirens

    USDA Zones: 7a - 9b
    Sun exposure: sun
    Watering frequency: regular
    Resistant to: deer, snail / slug and rabbit, seaside / salt and verticillium wilt
    Soil needs: well-drained and average

    PURCHASING INFO

    We independently publish plant data to enable garden enthusiasts to search and filter plants from multiple nurseries at once. Depending on availability, you can purchase plants directly through us (fulfilled by trusted nurseries) and via links to reputable online retailers. We may earn a commission on qualifying purchases.

    Nursery contributed plant descriptions

    The tallest of the world?s trees the Coast Redwood grows to a staggering 350? tall with a trunk up to 25? across (of course it does take 400 years to mature!); lovely, always fresh looking; forms a pyramidal tree (60-90? in cultivation) with flat, bright-green needles and distinct lovely furrowed bark. S/M
    Conservation Grade trees are plants that are healthy but do not fit the shape standards for our normal nursery stock sales. Typically trees have crooked stems and irregular or few lower branches that prevent the trees from having immediate ornamental value. However the root structure is good and these trees grow just as well as our standard crop of straight/upright seedlings but at a 50% discount. Conservation Grade trees are popular as a source for cheap trees to be used in large landscape plantings where immediate ornamental appeal is not necessary. As trees grow they will develop the correct structure and a mature Conservation Grade tree will be indistinguishable from a standard Nursery Grade tree. Staking seedlings is usually a good idea to ensure the stems will straighten up.
    The Giant Coastal Redwood is one of the most unique and amazing trees in the world, and has become very popular in cultivation worldwide. Although the species grows in a very limited range naturally, it grows in a very large number of conditions and survives in most environments as long as summer water is available. However, these trees are actually far more drought resistant than most people think. At our nursery in Medford, Oregon where average rainfall is about 19 inches with less than 3 of those occurring between June and September (when the average high is in the 90's with 100+ degrees being common, all with very low humidity (10-20% is the most common) we grow Coast Redwoods in the full sun with them being watered only twice each summer. Any landscape with summer watering will have enough moisture to grow this tree. Additionally, there are no major pests or diseases that might attack your tree and make it look sick and yellow. They are also more cold tolerant than most people think - our trees survived -5 degrees for two days straight without even leaf damage.

    One of the most interesting aspects of the Coast Redwood is its generation ability. In general, conifers can produce new growth only from existing buds - branches that are cut off will leave a permanently bare trunk, trees cut to the ground will yield a dead stump. Redwoods can produce new buds from old growth along the trunk or from the stump, which has actually been useful to us for maintaining low branching. Because other conifers can't regenerate low branches, pruning them causes dead spots on hedges. This is very true for Arborvitae, which deer tend to eat during the winter. In hard years they eat all the bottom branches, leaving a permanently bare trunk. We love using Redwoods for hedges because they can be continually topped and pruned and will stay dense and full. Additionally, the roots can regenerate and will handle disturbance such as digging or being buried deeper far better than most other trees. In the wild they are well adapted to growing in flood plains where rivers can deposit large amounts of silt over their roots.


    Coast Redwoods are known for their incredible shade tolerance, and will grow straight and fast even in deep shade. They are one of our favorite conifers and is the first conifer we started propagating (again unlike many other conifers, Coast Redwoods can be propagated by stem cuttings). When given space and time, they will grow quite large, but they can also be pruned to a hedge or even kept as a bonsai. However, because of their fast growth and immense potential size, we don't recommend planting these in tight residential settings near buildings or property borders.

    The Giant Coastal Redwood is the world's tallest tree, with some of the tallest growing to more than 300 feet high with trunks 30 feet in diameter! Redwoods are famous for their fast growth of up to seven or eight feet per year, massive sizes, and incredibly rot resistant wood. The tree's heartwood takes on a red color over time as decay resistant chemicals accumulate in the wood, which is fairly light and even grained. The wood is very strong and the huge demand for the incredible wood has left only very small populations of Redwoods unlogged. The species now only occupies a few percent of its original range and has been listed as an endangered tree. Luckily, a mature tree can produce 5-8 million seeds per year and although the seeds tend to have low viability, plenty of seedlings can be grown each year for reforestation.
    Worlds tallest tree and the official California state tree. Fast growing they can reach 50 to 90 feet in 25 years if climate and soil moisture are favorable. A beautiful and symmetrical evergreen tree the rich green foliage has a feathery look that is highlighted by the cinnamon colored fibrous bark. Extremely long lived trees have gorgeous, durable rot resistant wood. Give regular water and plenty of room and needs humidity . Mulch heavily and widely. SW Oregon and NW California When fog comes into contact with redwood trees, it condenses into liquid water and drips off the foliage onto the ground. Where it is used not only by the redwoods but by other plants as well. The ancient biomass of ancient species of the redwood family are responsible for some of the deposits of fossil fuels that humans are so quickly using today as a source of energy and for the manufacturing of plastics. Found in coastal areas (within 60 km of the sea) experiencing a great deal of fog. Communitites located in Redwood Forest Between 0 and 3608 feet .
    State tree of California, named for Sequoyah, a Cherokee chief, who invented a syllabary for transcribing the Cherokee language. Huge, evergreen tree growing to over 350' tall but more commonly to 150'. World's largest tree, exhibiting horizontal branches, a narrow crown and bright, yellow-green foliage. Fluted, cinnamon-brown bark covers its columnar trunk exfoliating into long strips. Impressive and often found in groves, emanating a woodsy scent. The thick bark is fire-resistant. Requires full sun or partial shade and regular water when young. Fast-growing tree particularly in full sun with ample water. Fog-loving, it does best along the coast in California. Best in deep, well-drained soil and is tolerant of cold and some heat. In coastal situations plant away from direct salt laden winds to avoid burning the windward foliage. Moderate to regular garden water but much faster growth with regular water. Growth rate can be slowed by withholding water but plants appear stressed. Shallow rooted and resistant to oak root fungus. Cultivars vary in form, texture, and color, but all make handsome specimens. Hardy to 10F. Southwestern Oregon to San Luis Obispo County in the fog belt.
    This is the famous giant redwood from the northern California coastal area. It won't grow this large in your garden, but in the wild, it can grow to more than 200'. An interesting tree that is not often offered for sale.

    By: Greer Gardens Inc.

    Garden photo gallery of Sequoia sempervirens

    By: Greer Gardens Inc.

    Used with permission, all rights reserved

    View Original Photo

    By: Red Panda Nursery

    Used with permission, all rights reserved

    View Original Photo

    By: Red Panda Nursery

    Used with permission, all rights reserved

    View Original Photo

    By: Red Panda Nursery

    Used with permission, all rights reserved

    View Original Photo

    By: Red Panda Nursery

    Used with permission, all rights reserved

    View Original Photo

    By: Cistus Nursery

    Used with permission, all rights reserved

    View Original Photo

    Gardening facts about Sequoia sempervirens plant

    How to Grow Sequoia sempervirens

    • Soil Needs

      • average
      • well-drained
    • Water Needs

      • regular
    • Sun Exposure

      • sun
    • Special Situation

      • seaside / salt tolerant
      • verticillium wilt resistant

    Features

    • Foliage Color

      • green
    • Wildlife

      • birds
      • deer resistant
      • snail / slug resistant
      • rabbit resistant
    • Fruit

      • brown
    • Foliage Season

      • evergreen
    Mailing List
    Sign Up for updates on new plant arrivals and deals

    © 2010—2024 Plant Lust, LLC All Rights Reserved