Redwood Database

An index of all Redwood cultivars both in and out of commercial production.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Little Giant’

Dawn Redwood

‘Little Giant’ is a relatively new American cultivar of Metasequoia glyptostroboides, first listed by the Bucholz & Bucholz Nursery in 2009 (Auders & Spicer 2012). Despite its name, ‘Little Giant’ is described as a fast-growing selection with a broad pyramidal habit.

This distinctive form is likely the result of wide-spreading branches and/or a narrow, spire-like crown that develops even in young specimens. Such diverse growth habits are not uncommon when Dawn Redwoods are grown from seed and allowed to express their natural variability.