Redwood Database

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

Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Compactum’

Giant Redwood

‘Compactum’, developed at the Delunay Nursery in Angers, France before 1866, grows into a very slender, dense, pyramidal tree. In ten years, it reaches a height of 2–3 m and a width of 0.6 m, ultimately attaining a height of approximately 20 m, depending on local conditions (Dendrologie Online 2006). The leaves are tightly adpressed to the shoots, and the young growth exhibits a somewhat glaucous appearance, resembling ‘Glaucum’ but with a more compact and densely branched habit (Auders & Spicer 2012).