Sequoia sempervirens 'Adpressa' / Adpressed coast redwood

Sequoia sempervirens 'Adpressa' is a dwarf selection of coast redwood characterized by creamy white, tightly-held needles. if left unattended, it will form a broadly conical, rather open tree that will be 4 to 6 feet (1.5 - 2m) tall after 10 years. However, if subjected to regular shearing and occasional, 'Adpressa' will be a fairly tight, bright white ball.

This cultivar originated in France in the mid-1800s and described and named by André Leroy. In 1867, Élie-Abel Carrière published the cultivar name 'Adpressa' to describe all dwarf, white-tipped forms of this species. In 1881, John Veitch published the cultivar name, 'Albospica' to describe the vigorous tree form.

Photo taken at Glacier's End Arboretum in Olympia, WA in 2011. This specimen shows the structure resulting from regular coppicing.
Photo by David Olszyk
Sequoia sempervirens 'Adpressa' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Ellen Smart
Sequoia sempervirens 'Adpressa' — in the case, the garden owner is allowing this specimen to grow "free range."
Photo by Ellen Smart

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