Redwood Database

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

Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Glaucum Compactum’

Giant Redwood

‘Glauca Compacta’ is essentially an improved version of ‘Glaucum’, exhibiting slower growth and a more compact habit. Its foliage displays a better and somewhat more persistent blue color, complemented by very dark brown bark. To date, plants have reached approximately 4 m in height and 3 m in width (Dendrologie Online 2006). This cultivar was introduced in 2000 by Bridgemere Nurseries in Cheshire, UK. However, as cultivar names in Latin form are considered invalid if published after 1959, ‘Glauca Compacta’ should be given a new name (Auders & Spicer 2012).