How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Coast redwood, Redwood, Sequoia—Sequoia sempervirens
Family Taxodiaceae (Taxodium family)

Plant identification

Coast redwoods are large, fast-growing coniferous evergreen trees. They can grow to 70 to 90 feet. Many selected forms are available. They can be planted as an individual tree or in a grove or as a large sheared hedge.

Optimum conditions for growth

Coast redwood trees grow in various climatic zones and can survive in areas with good drainage and full sun; young trees should have partial shade. They do best with frequent irrigation and other practices that may help conserve water, such as mulches. Redwoods have a large spread and must be spaced about 7 feet apart in groves or 4 feet apart in hedges. Root intrusion problems may occur due to "shallow" rooting.

Redwood trees
Coast redwoods

Pests and disorders of Sequoia sempervirens



Diseases (cont.)

Environmental disorders



Redwood foliage and cone
Redwood foliage and cone

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