Redwood Database

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

Sequoia sempervirens ‘Eggli Prostrata’

Coast Redwood

‘Eggli Prostrata’ is a low-growing cultivar of Sequoia sempervirens that develops a spreading habit without a central leader. According to Auders & Spicer (2012), it typically reaches a height of 1 meter and a spread of 2-4 meters within ten years.

The prostrate growth habit of ‘Eggli Prostrata’ sets it apart from the typical upright form of the species, making it an interesting choice for gardens and landscapes where a low, spreading evergreen is desired. It could be used as a ground cover, a feature plant on slopes, or in rock gardens.

The lack of a central leader in ‘Eggli Prostrata’ results in a more open and irregular form compared to other cultivars with a more defined shape. This characteristic may give the plant a more natural or informal appearance in the landscape.