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Coast Redwood - Sequoia sempervirens (latin)

Area of origin: Oregon and California from 0 to 900 m (984yds). Introduced in 1846.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 110 m( 361'), width up to 17 m (55,8').
Foliage: Evergreen.
Soil Type: Deep and fertile
Hardiness: Hardy to -16°c, and tolerant  of oceanic climate
Exposure: Full sun.

Properties and uses:
Symbol of gigantism in nature.  This tree is used in parks planted alone, in avenues in sheltered positions as far as the Paris region.    It has trailing branches, and can live more than 2000 years.  Little used in France in forestry despite its productivity.  Sought after in the United States for using in exterior carpentry and woodwork

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