Redwood Database

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

Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Moonie’s Mini’

Giant Redwood

‘Moonie’s Mini’ is a unique and rare dwarf selection of Sequoiadendron that was discovered as a witches’ broom by Talon Bucholz in Portland, Oregon, USA, before 1992. This cultivar is characterized by its slow growth rate and compact form, featuring densely packed and contorted branches and branchlets.

One of the most distinctive features of ‘Moonie’s Mini’ is its propensity for fasciation, a condition in which the growing tips of the branches become flattened, elongated, or fused together, creating a crested or fan-like appearance. This unusual growth habit adds to the cultivar’s intriguing and unconventional aesthetic.

As a dwarf selection, ‘Moonie’s Mini’ is well-suited for small gardens, rock gardens, or even as a container plant, where its unique form and compact size can be fully appreciated. Its slow growth rate ensures that it will remain manageable in size for many years, making it an ideal choice for those with limited space or who prefer plants with a more sculptural quality.