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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
coastal redwood Californian evergreen redwood
Californian redwood redwood
Sequoia is a tall and fast-growing evergreen tree with attractive, reddish-brown fibrous bark, and yew-like foliage arranged in two ranks on the shoots; cones are small, reddish-brown when mature
S. sempervirens is a fast-growing, very large evergreen tree forming a narrowly conical crown, with fibrous, red-brown bark. Leaves 1-2cm, two-ranked, dark green above, whitish beneath. Cones globose, 2-3cm
Western N America
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or South-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
more than 50 years
Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to light dappled shade
Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Root softwood cuttings in summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or autumn
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning is not necessary but it is one of the few conifers that will coppice, or make new shoots from the base if cut down
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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