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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.
According to Garrick Ollivander, wand-quality redwood was in short supply, yet constant demand, due to its reputation for bringing good fortune to its owner. As was usually the case with wandlore, the general populace had the truth back to front: redwood wands were not themselves lucky, but were strongly attracted to witches and wizards who already possessed the admirable ability to fall on their feet, to make the right choice, to snatch advantage from catastrophe.
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 determined by the player's 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.