Redwood Database

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

Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Neuchatel’

Giant Redwood

Synonyms / alternative names
Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Hexenbesen Eschrich’

‘Neuchatel’ is a rare and highly sought-after dwarf selection of Sequoiadendron, discovered as a witches’ broom in 1971 by Günther Eschrich in Germany. This cultivar is one of the few genuinely dwarf forms of the species, making it an exceptional find for collectors and enthusiasts of miniature conifers.The growth habit of ‘Neuchatel’ is described as broad-pyramidal with an upright orientation. Over a period of ten years, it typically reaches a height of 2 m and a width of 2.5 m, showcasing its compact and slow-growing nature (Auders & Spicer 2012).One of the most distinctive features of ‘Neuchatel’ is its contorted foliage, which adds to its unique and eye-catching appearance. The cultivar is also known to exhibit occasional fasciations, where the growing tips of the branches become flattened, fused, or crested, further enhancing its sculptural quality.As a dwarf selection, ‘Neuchatel’ is well-suited for use in small gardens, rock gardens, or even as a container plant. Its compact size and slow growth rate ensure that it remains manageable and proportionate to its surroundings, while still offering the iconic character and texture of Sequoiadendron.