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Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sequoia (see-KWOY-uh) (Info)
Species: sempervirens (sem-per-VY-renz) (Info)
Cultivar: Soquel

Category:

Trees

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Aromatic

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clovis, California

North Fork, California

Cheshire, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 28, 2010, suewylan from North Fork, CA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Bought at Lowe's in 2005 about 7 ft tall, this tree is wonderful and evergreen, now 22 feet and growing about two feet a year. It is still dwarfed by a fast growing poplar tree nearby, but I expect it to be the tallest before too long. Needs little water.