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Trees that we have in stock and grow

Aptos Blue (Coastal Redwood)
Sequoia sempervirens

 

 

Aptos Blue (Coastal Redwood)
Sequoia sempervirens

Available in 
 15 gal,  24' box 

 

  

 

Aptos Blue (Coastal Redwood)
Sequoia sempervirens

Century old natives to the coastal "fog belt" of California grow to 350 feet. You should expect 70-90 ft. in 25 years. The yearly growth rate is about 4-6 ft. They make excellent screens.

Sequoia sempervirens is a massive conifer, densely branched and pyramidical in youth, with age it loses its lower branches, retaining the pyramidal crown. 

Under cultivation, it usually reaches 40-60' tall. The bark of this tree is a rich reddish brown, deeply furrowed and ridged, highly textured. 

Pendant branchlets of 'Aptos Blue' bear deep bluish-green needles. Flowers are inconspicuous, small cones are 3/4-1" long. It prefers moist, well drained, acidic soil, does best in areas with high atmospheric moisture. Coast Redwoods like mild temperatures 

Not seriously bothered by pests.

Size: Height: 0 ft. to 300 ft.
Foliage: evergreen, 
Color: blue-green to gold, 
USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9 
Light Range: Part Sun to Full Sun 
pH Range: 4.5 to 6.5 
Soil Range: Sandy Loam to Clay Loam 
Water Range: Normal to Moist 

Fertilizing
Young plants need extra phosphorus to encourage good root development. Look for a fertilizer that has phosphorus, P, in it (the second number on the bag.) Apply recommended amount for plant per label directions in the soil at time of planting or at least during the first growing season.

Watering Conditions : Moist and Well Drained
Soil should be moist without being soggy so the texture of the soil should allow excess moisture to drain away.  Amending your soil with compost will help improve texture and water holding or draining capacity. A 3 inch layer of mulch will help to maintain soil moisture.