There is only one species of Sequoia. It is an evergreen relative of Florida’s native bald cypress. Coast redwood
is native to coastal California.
This is one of the largest tree species in the world. Redwood can be very long
lived. One tree is known to be over two thousand years old. Redwood timber is
rot resistant and was once used extensively for outdoor construction. This
variety, ‘Majestic Beauty’ was selected for its dense growth and pendant
Light: full sun to part shade
Water: moist soil, not drought tolerant
Soil: best in a moist, low pH soil
This plant was contributed by Jacksonville landscape designer, Larry
O’Neil. Little is known about this tree’s success in northeast Florida. Plants have
been grown successfully in the southeastern United States.