May 1, 2019

Ask the Expert: Coast Redwoods

By Betsy Collins

Question: I love coast redwood trees and want to plant some on my property. What do I need to know to grow them successfully?

Answer: Coast redwood trees are beautiful additions to gardens if you can provide the right conditions. They are large, fast growing, thirsty trees which require regular water to thrive. In our area they can easily grow to 75 feet tall with a 30 foot spread. Redwoods grow best where they can access ground water – near creeks or in low lying areas – or are close to the coast in the fog zone. Position them on the cooler, north side of your house and give them plenty of root space – they are not good street trees.

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