Redwood Database

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

Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Lucie’

Giant Redwood

‘Lucie’ is a cultivar of Sequoiadendron that was listed by Bucholz & Bucholz Nursery in Oregon, USA, in 2009. According to the RHS Encyclopaedia of Conifers, ‘Lucie’ is described as “A vigorous pyramidal plant with bright green foliage. In ten years 3 × 1.5 m” (Auders & Spicer 2012).

‘Lucie’ appears to share many characteristics with the typical species and may not have highly distinctive features that set it apart from other cultivars. The vigorous, pyramidal growth habit and bright green foliage are common traits among many Sequoiadendron cultivars.

After ten years, ‘Lucie’ is expected to reach a height of 3 m and a width of 1.5 m, indicating a moderate to fast growth rate. This size is not unusual for a young Sequoiadendron, and many other cultivars exhibit similar dimensions at this age.

The lack of more specific details or unique characteristics in the description provided by Auders & Spicer suggests that ‘Lucie’ may not have been extensively studied or widely propagated since its introduction. It is possible that further observations and comparisons with other cultivars could reveal more distinguishing features that set ‘Lucie’ apart.