Botanical Name: Sequoia sempervirens 'Aptos Blue'
Common Name: Blue-Green Coast Redwood  
Plant photo of: Sequoia sempervirens 'Aptos Blue'
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Water Saving Tip:

Apply as little fertilizer as possible.

If you use fertilizer make sure it stays on the landscape, and carefully water it in so there is NO runoff.

California Native Plant
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Conifer


Height Range

100' and up


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Blue Green, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained, Moist


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Formal, Woodland


Accenting Features

Silhouette, Specimen


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Park


Special Uses

Hedge, Mass Planting, Wind Break, Shade Tree


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme
Photographer: 1.Applegate 2.Holland
  • Description

  • Notes

The Coast Redwood is an evergreen tree that grows 3'-5' a year and is able to reach 100'-300' tall. This tree has dense blue-green foliage and horizontal branches with branchlets that hang down. It is native to CA and is a very good landscape plant where summers are cool and foggy.
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