Coast Redwoods, Sequoia sempervirens, can be planted close to each other, 3 - 7 feet apart and then pruned and groomed to be a hedge. Ours was planted out of 24 inch containers and within 3 years, a fully private hedge was created. For this one, trees were placed about 4 feet apart and are now 12 feet tall. It is pruned so that the top is narrower than the base so the sun keeps the interior green, not browned which would happen if no light penetrates. Plan your height so that your ladder works! Redwoods are shallow rooted and need to be watered if they are not in a fog zone. Here at the Main Street Tree farm we have a single tree that has a 6-foot diameter trunk and makes quite an impact when you walk up to it through bush and suddenly see the massive giant's base up close.
Grapefruit Flowers are Big
The Grapefruit and Pummelo flowers are extra large for a citrus and also very fragrant! Some varieties are blooming now and walking past the blooms always turns heads.
Loquats are Ripening Now
Pink Lemon with Variegated Leaves
Variegated leaves are loved by many. These popular plants have several different colors on the same leaf of a healthy plant. On this variegated lemon tree even the fruit is striped on the outside and has a surprise pink flesh- juice. It is a nice plant to use in your landscape because of the decorative look and the fruit is a bonus.