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Sequoia sempervirens  (D. Don) Endl.
Coast redwood
Sequoia sempervirens is a tree that is native to California, and found only slightly beyond California borders.
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Genus: Sequoia
Family: Cupressaceae  
Category: gymnosperm  
PLANTS group:Gymnosperm
Jepson eFlora section: gymnosperm

Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Redwood Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Sequoia sempervirens from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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Photo Tour: Institute for Redwood Ecology, Humboldt State University.

Introduction to Coast Redwood: Coast Redwoods are the tallest living things on earth. To grow so big, these trees have evolved to survive local disasters, such as withstanding dozens of fires in their lifetime and growing buttresses in response to floods... A photo essay from PlantID.net. (contributed by Bruce Homer-Smith)

[Wikipedia] Description, Historical Range: Sequoia sempervirens[3] is the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress family Cupressaceae (formerly treated in Taxodiaceae). Common names include coast redwood, coastal redwood,[4] and California redwood.[5] It is an evergreen, long-lived, monoecious tree living 1,200 to 2,200 years or more.[6] This species includes the tallest living trees on Earth, reaching up to 115.9 m (380.1 ft) in height (without the roots) and up to 8.9 m (29 ft) in diameter at breast height. These trees are also among the longest-living organisms on Earth. Before commercial logging and clearing began by the 1850s, this massive tree occurred naturally in an estimated 810,000 ha (2,000,000 acres)[7][8][9] along much of coastal California (excluding southern California where rainfall is not sufficient) and the southwestern corner of coastal Oregon within the United States. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/25/2024).