Redwood Database

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

Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Little Stan’

Giant Redwood

‘Little Stan’ is a dwarf selection of Sequoiadendron that was raised from seed in 1996 by Neils Kools, a nurseryman from the Netherlands. This cultivar is named after Kools’ nephew and is characterized by its unique egg-shaped growth habit and very short, grey-green leaves. After ten years, ‘Little Stan’ typically reaches a height of 80 cm and a width of 30 cm (Auders & Spicer 2012).

The compact, ovoid form of ‘Little Stan’ sets it apart from the more common conical or pyramidal shapes associated with the species. Its small size makes it well-suited for use in rock gardens, small urban gardens, or even as a container plant. The short, grey-green foliage adds a delicate texture and subtle colour contrast to the plant’s overall appearance.

As a dwarf selection, ‘Little Stan’ exhibits a slow growth rate, which is advantageous for maintaining its compact size and shape over time. This characteristic also makes it an ideal choice for gardeners who desire the aesthetic appeal of a Sequoiadendron but may not have the space to accommodate a full-sized tree.