Redwood Database

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

Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Müller’

Giant Redwood

Synonyms / alternative names
Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Type Wittboldt-Müller’

‘Müller’ is a Sequoiadendron cultivar that shares some similarities with the well-known ‘Glaucum’ cultivar, but with a few notable differences. This cultivar was raised in Germany by the Wittbold-Müller Nursery, although the exact date of its origin is uncertain (Auders & Spicer 2012).

Like ‘Glaucum’, ‘Müller’ exhibits a blue-tinged foliage, which is a desirable trait among many conifer enthusiasts. However, the blue colouration of ‘Müller’ is described as being less intense or striking compared to ‘Glaucum’. This suggests that while ‘Müller’ does possess a degree of blue foliage, it may not be as visually impressive as its more well-known counterpart.

Another key difference between ‘Müller’ and ‘Glaucum’ is their growth rate. ‘Müller’ is noted for being slower growing than ‘Glaucum’, which could be seen as an advantage or disadvantage depending on the specific needs and preferences of the grower. A slower growth rate may be desirable for those with limited space or who wish to maintain a more compact plant over time. Conversely, those seeking a more rapid development of their Sequoiadendron may prefer the faster-growing ‘Glaucum’.

Despite its slower growth rate and less impressive blue colouration, ‘Müller’ still represents a valuable addition to the range of Sequoiadendron cultivars, particularly for those who appreciate subtle variations in foliage colour and growth habit. Its origin in Germany also highlights the international interest in selecting and propagating unique forms of this iconic species.