Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Little Stan' / Little Stan giant sequoia

Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Little Stan' is a dwarf, upright, broadly pyramidal selection of giant sequoia with dense branching and tight, congested, grayish blue, mostly juvenile foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 32 inches (80 cm) tall and 20 inches (50 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 2 to 3 inches (5 - 7.5 cm). 'Little Stan' is probably the slowest growing member of this species that is readily available in the nursery trade.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the mid 1990s by Nelis Kools of Deurne, The Netherlands. Nelis named the plant in honor of his nephew.

Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Little Stan' in the Flora Wonder Arboretum at Buchholz Nursery, Gaston, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk
Sequoiadendron giganteum 'Little Stan' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk