SelecTree: Tree Detail
Sequoia sempervirens 'Aptos Blue'
Photo Locations: San Diego Zoo - San Diego, CA and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden - Claremont, CA
Needs ample water. Resistant to oak root fungus. Tree has nearly horizontal branches with branchlets hanging down.
Has fragrant Bark and Leaf.
Native to California.
Previously listed in the Taxodiaceae family.
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 70 - 100 feet.
Width: 15 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Linear, Blue Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Brown. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Bark Red Brown, Fissured.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Armillaria, Phytophthora and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Sequoia sempervirens 'Aptos Blue' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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