Coastal Redwood - Sequoia sempervirens
Sequoia sempervirens is a fast-growing, very large evergreen tree forming a narrowly conical crown, with fibrous, red-brown bark. Leaves 1 to 2 cm, two-ranked, dark green above, whitish beneath. Cones globose, 2 to 3 cm.
Wellingtonia can appear similar from a distance, and also has spongy bark, but foliage is very different
Thick spongy bark. Although leaves are arranged spirally, they appear to be in 2 ranks, and flattened.
Photo of whole tree if possible, and individual branchlets and cones
All year round.
Widespread as a planted tree in Britain.
Rare or rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015