Redwood Database

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

Sequoia sempervirens ‘Monty’

Coast Redwood

‘Monty’ is a cultivar of Sequoia sempervirens that was raised by Monrovia Nursery in California prior to 1981. It is known for its dense branching habit and distinctive foliage colour.

One of the key characteristics of ‘Monty’ is its dense branching pattern, which creates a full and lush appearance. The branches are closely spaced and grow in a symmetrical manner, resulting in a well-balanced and pyramidal tree form. This dense branching habit can provide a sense of structure and formality to the landscape, making ‘Monty’ an attractive choice for formal gardens or as a specimen tree.

Another notable feature of ‘Monty’ is its pale blue foliage, which sets it apart from the typical green cocolourlor of the species. The blue hue of the needles can add a subtle and refreshing contrast to the landscape, providing a cool and soothing visual effect. The intensity of the blue colour may vary depending on growing conditions and the age of the foliage.

The combination of dense branching and pale blue foliage makes ‘Monty’ a visually striking and distinctive cultivar of coast redwood. The symmetrical, pyramidal form and the unique foliage colour can create a strong focal point in the landscape and add textural and colour interest to garden compositions.