|Sequoia sempervirens is a massive conifer, densely branched and pyramidical in youth, with age it loses its lower branches, retaining the pyramidal crown. The bark of this tree has been photographed often, a rich reddish brown, deeply furrowed and ridged, highly textured. Young needles of 'Adpressa' are creamy-white, dark green when mature, to 1/2" long, appressed along the shoots. Unlike its giant counterparts, this cultivar is considered a dwarf, growing 20-28' tall and spreading 12-20'. Small cones are 3/4-1" long. It prefers moist, well drained, acidic soil, does best in areas with high atmospheric moisture. Not seriously bothered by pests. A definite specimen tree. Native to the foggy coastal areas from San Francisco to southern Oregon.