The main claim to fame for the Coastal Redwood (also called the California Redwood) is that it is the tallest tree species in the world, with the tallest actual tree being 379 feet tall. This tree species should not be confused with the Giant Sequoia, which is the largest (by volume) tree species in the world. Both the Coastal Redwood and the Giant Sequoia are native to the Pacific coast of North American in California and Oregon.
The seed cone of the Coastal redwood is quite a bit smaller than its Giant Sequoia counterpart measuring about 2 cm long (just under one inch). The cone has a similar look to those of the Cypress Sempervirens.
The "leaves" of the Coastal Redwood are very different from those of the Giant Sequoia. They are needle-like and flat, measuring about half an inch long. The branch structure can be clearly seen in the image below.
The bark of the California Redwood is quite thick, has a reddish color and quite fibrous.