Soquel Coast Redwood

Sequoia sempervirens 'Soquel'

I had mail ordered and planted a 2-foot tall coast redwood species (thinking I’d never find one locally), when I lo and behold I happened upon a number of cultivars reaching 8 or 9 feet stocked at Sky Nursery in 2020. I didn’t immediately decide to replace the little one I had already planted, but gave in maybe the 2nd or 3rd trip back to Sky. ‘Soquel’ is a blue-green variety with slightly different branching habit, but grows just as quickly.

I chose to plant coast redwood based on Great Plant Pick’s recommendation – it seemed to fit the back yard habitat perfectly. I’m a little apprehensive about how big it’s supposed to get. It will definitely dominate the surrounding trees, though I did plant it at least 15 feet from them. I’m thinking it can be limbed up as needed – beyond that, well, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it!

Companion Plants

Nursery Tag

height 70 to 100 feet. Hardy to about 5F. Likes sun/part shade

Gardener's Log

01/2021: Planted in back yard 20ft from Brandywine maple

Coast redwood landscape

Photo taken August 2021