"The combination of such a witch or wizard with a redwood wand is always intriguing, and I generally expect to hear of exciting exploits when I send this special pairing out from my workshop."
Garrick Ollivander[src]

Redwood (subfamily Sequoioideae) is a subfamily in the Cupressaceae family, with three genera: Sequoia, Sequoiadendron Metasequoia, commonly known as redwood or sequoias, all massive and exceptionally tall trees.[2]

Wandlore

According to Garrick Ollivander, wand-quality redwood is in short supply, yet constant demand, due to its reputation for bringing good fortune to its owner. As is usually the case with wandlore, the general populace have the truth back to front: redwood wands are not themselves lucky, but are strongly attracted to witches and wizards who already possess the admirable ability to fall on their feet, to make the right choice, to snatch advantage from catastrophe.[1]

Known Users

Behind the scenes

  • The fact that wand-quality Redwood is in short supply is possibly a reference to the short supply of actual Redwood (being an endangered species).
  • The choice of Jacob's sibling's second wand is player determined by their answer to Ollivander's question about what quality they were drawn to. If they reply they are most drawn to good fortune, Ollivander will give them a wand made of Redwood with a Unicorn hair core.[3]

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Notes and references

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