A stately tree of pyramidal form. One of the most handsome conifers. Noted for its longevity. Quick-growing. This conifer likes adequate moisture in free-draining soil. Straight, towering trunks are covered in thick, red-brown bark. A more compact and smaller-growing variety is Sequoia sempervirens ‘Korbel’. Evergreen tree that grows at a fast rate to reach 10m (H) x 5m (W) in 10 years.