Sequoia sempervirens - exotic
The coastal redwood originates from California where they form the tallest and largest trees in the world. They can attain heights exceeding 110m.
The bark of this tree is thick red brown and is soft and spongy to the touch. The needle like foliage is sharply pointed with two white bands beneath. The fruit is a small 1–2cm diameter cone.
There are two other species of redwood. Both can be found in the park at either end of the grove of coastal redwood. The dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) from China is one of the only deciduous conifers producing great autumn colour.