Redwood Database

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

Sequoia sempervirens ‘Latifolia’

Coast Redwood

‘Latifolia’ is a distinctive cultivar of Sequoia sempervirens that was first described by Sénéclauze in 1867. The original plant was raised at the André Leroy Nursery in France. The most notable characteristic of this cultivar is its exceptionally wide leaves.

According to Auders & Spicer (2012), the leaves of ‘Latifolia’ can reach up to 4 mm in width, which is significantly broader than the typical foliage of the species. This wide-leaved trait gives the tree a unique and bold texture, setting it apart from other coast redwood cultivars.

The broader leaves of ‘Latifolia’ may also contribute to a denser and more lush appearance of the canopy, as the increased leaf surface area can create a fuller and more substantial visual impact. This characteristic may be particularly desirable in landscape settings where a more robust or luxuriant look is desired.

Apart from its distinct leaf width, little else is known about the specific growth habits or other characteristics of ‘Latifolia’. It is unclear whether this cultivar exhibits any other unique traits, such as growth rate, form, or color, that further distinguish it from the typical coast redwood.