|Sequoia sempervirens is a massive conifer, densely branched and pyramidical in youth, with age it loses its lower branches, retaining the pyramidal crown. 'Prostrata' is a dwarf cultivar with spreading branches and deep green, glaucous, broad needles. Grows to 5' tall and spreads 6-10'. The bark of this tree has been photographed often, a rich reddish brown, deeply furrowed and ridged, highly textured. 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.