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Albo Spica Coast Redwood*

Sequoia sempervirens 'Albo Spica'

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Albo Spica Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens 'Albo Spica') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Albo Spica Coast Redwood foliage

Albo Spica Coast Redwood foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  70 feet

Spread:  60 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7

Other Names:  California Redwood


This redwood variety is low growing and arching when maintained as a shrub, but will grow to a large tree if left alone; lovely red-brown, spongy bark and aromatic foliage make this a beautiful accent for the garden or massed on borders

Ornamental Features

Albo Spica Coast Redwood has green foliage which emerges white in spring. The fragrant needles remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The furrowed brick red bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Albo Spica Coast Redwood is an evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Albo Spica Coast Redwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Albo Spica Coast Redwood will grow to be about 70 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 60 feet. It has a high canopy of foliage that sits well above the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As it matures, the lower branches of this tree can be strategically removed to create a high enough canopy to support unobstructed human traffic underneath. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 200 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Articulation 
Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features