Coast Redwood Care Guide

Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Care Guide

Soil Type

  • Drainage: Requires well-draining soil.
  • pH Level: Prefers acidic to neutral pH (5.5 to 7.0).
  • Soil Composition: Favors fertile, loamy soils but is adaptable to various soil types.


  • Newly Planted Trees: Regular watering is essential for establishment. Water deeply once a week, adjusting for rainfall and temperature.
  • Mature Trees: They are somewhat drought-tolerant but perform best with consistent moisture.
  • Potted Trees: Water frequently to maintain consistent soil moisture, ensuring good drainage.

Seasonal Care


  • Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch.
  • Fertilising: A balanced, slow-release fertiliser can be used to support growth.


  • Watering: Ensure adequate moisture, especially during hot, dry spells.
  • Pruning: Minimal pruning is required; only prune for shape or to remove dead wood.


  • Prepare for Winter: Reduce watering as growth slows.
  • Mulching: Refresh mulch to protect roots in winter.


  • Protection: Young trees may need protection from extreme cold.
  • Watering: Water only if the soil is dry and there’s no frost.

General Tips

  • Spacing: Both species can grow quite large, so ensure adequate space when planting.
  • Monitoring: Regularly inspect for pests or diseases, though both species are relatively resilient.