|Sequoia sempervirens 'Santa Cruz' is a massive conifer, strongly pyramidal in shape, with dense, horizontal branches. Under cultivation in the east, it usually reaches 40-60' tall. The bark of this tree has been photographed often, a rich reddish brown, deeply furrowed and ridged, highly textured. Needles remain light green through the seasons. Flowers are inconspicuous, 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, some smaller cultivars are available. Native to the foggy coastal areas from San Francisco to southern Oregon.