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Sequoia sempervirens 'Los Altos'

Sequoia sempervirens 'Los Altos' Sequoia sempervirens 'Los Altos' Sequoia sempervirens 'Los Altos'

Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Needs ample water. Resistant to oak root fungus. Tree has horizontal arching branches.

Has fragrant Bark and Leaf.

Native to California.

Family: Cupressaceae
Previously listed in the Taxodiaceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Erect and requires ample growing space.

Conical Shape.

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, Dark 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.

Moist Soil.

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 Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Sequoia sempervirens 'Los Altos' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 21, 2018.
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