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Plants of the UNF Campus

Sequoia sempervirens ‘Monty’ - Majestic Beauty Coast Redwood
Family Taxodiaceae


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 branches.


See this plant north of the library on the pond bank.


Large tree capable of reaching over three hundred feet in height.

Care Instructions:

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.

Sequoia sempervirens