Sequoia sempervirens (Coast Redwood)
Native: Pacific coast from Oregon south through California
Location: Grown for timber in North America and sometimes in Europe in large gardens, parks and estates for ornament.
Thought to be the tallest tree in the world, one having reached over 111m in California.
Foliage consists of scale-like leaves pressed closely to the stem and flat needle-like leaves in two rows on each side of the shoots.
Pollen and Seed Cones
Cones open in February, males yellow or brown about 0.6cm long at tips of shoots, females about the same size, green.
Mature cones ripen from a hard green conelet to woody brown cone, about 18mm long in one year.