coast redwood, California redwood or Giant redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), Cupressaceae, tree, leaves and fruit, illustration.

coast redwood, California redwood or Giant redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), Cupressaceae, tree, leaves and fruit, illustration.

Sequoia sempervirens (Coast Redwood), Edinburgh Botanic Garden, photo by Tim Bekaert

Sequoia sempervirens (Coast Redwood), Edinburgh Botanic Garden, photo by Tim Bekaert

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Sequoia sempervirens ' Aptos Blue ' Pyramidal Coast Redwood

Sequoia sempervirens ' Aptos Blue ' Pyramidal Coast Redwood

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Sequoia sempervirens is the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress family Cupressaceae. Common names include coast redwood, California redwood, and giant redwood.

Sequoia sempervirens is the sole living species of the genus Sequoia in the cypress family Cupressaceae. Common names include coast redwood, California redwood, and giant redwood.

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Redwood (sequoia Sempervirens) Trees Photograph by Bob Gibbons

Redwood (sequoia Sempervirens) Trees Photograph by Bob Gibbons

A redwood seed, which is no larger than a grain of rice, may ultimately grow into a 300-foot coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). The tree species includes some of the tallest trees on Earth. You can begin your own redwood by harvesting coast redwood's small cones as they ripen.

A redwood seed, which is no larger than a grain of rice, may ultimately grow into a 300-foot coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). The tree species includes some of the tallest trees on Earth. You can begin your own redwood by harvesting coast redwood's small cones as they ripen.

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