Redwood Database

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

Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Lacy Blue’

Giant Redwood

‘Lacy Blue’ is a cultivar that was first listed by Bucholz & Bucholz Nursery in Oregon, USA, in 2009. This cultivar is known for its vigorous growth, comparable to that of the typical species. It develops a narrowly pyramidal form, reaching a height of 4.5 m and a width of 2 m within ten years (Auders & Spicer 2012).

The most distinctive feature of ‘Lacy Blue’ is its powder blue foliage, which is borne on slender branches. The combination of the delicate, blue-hued foliage and the graceful branch structure creates an overall lacy appearance, giving the tree a unique and ethereal quality. This cultivar’s striking foliage color and texture set it apart from the more common green-foliaged varieties of Sequoiadendron.

The narrow, pyramidal growth habit of ‘Lacy Blue’ makes it an attractive option for landscapes where a more upright and slender form is desired, without compromising on the species’ impressive growth rate. The powdery blue foliage adds a touch of softness and elegance to the tree’s appearance, while still maintaining the iconic conical shape associated with the giant sequoia.