Redwood Database

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

Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Pierie’

Giant Redwood

‘Pierie’ is a distinctive Sequoiadendron cultivar that was discovered by Jan Kools, a nurseryman from the Netherlands, in 1999. Named after family friends, this clone is characterized by its striking yellow foliage, which remains persistent throughout the year, providing a vibrant and eye-catching display in the garden.

In addition to its unique foliage colour, ‘Pierie’ is known for its slow growth rate and pyramidal growth habit. This combination of features makes it an attractive choice for gardeners and landscapers who desire a more compact and manageable form of Sequoiadendron that also offers a bold and unconventional aesthetic.

The year-round yellow foliage of ‘Pierie’ sets it apart from other cultivars that may only display colourful foliage seasonally or during periods of active growth. This persistent colour provides a valuable source of interest and contrast in the garden, particularly during the winter months when many other plants have lost their leaves or entered dormancy.

As a slow-growing cultivar, ‘Pierie’ is well-suited for smaller gardens or for use as a specimen tree in a prominent location. Its pyramidal growth habit echoes the iconic form of the species, while its reduced size and growth rate make it more adaptable to a wider range of garden settings.