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!
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!