The Dawn Redwood is a fast growing deciduous tree. Once thought to be extinct, it was “rediscovered” in the Hubei province of China in 1944. The bark on the Dawn Redwood is exfoliating and has a slightly pealing look. The foliage is soft and green. It is deciduous, so it will loose it leaves in the winter. Fall foliage is a beautiful yellow to rust orange. It needs some room to grow as it has the potential to get to 60'- 100'. They seem to do well in a wet soil in their native habitat in China, but also take dry conditions. If you have room for a large tree then this one will not disappoint you. We've been growing this tree on and off for at least 20 years and it is incredible.
Height: 100', though much smaller in a garden. Minimum temperature: Hardy to -25ºf USDA zone 4-8. Find your zone here. Light: Full sun to part shade Foliage: Green with orange-red fall color Uses: Specimen, hedge, bonsai Distribution:Hubei China
The last photo is an example of a #1 Dawn Redwood, however, it is not the exact plant that you will receive. You are purchasing one plant grown in a #1 (one gallon) size container, which is removed and your plant is shrink wrapped in plastic for shipping purposes. The plant that you are purchasing is approximately 1 years old and 1-2 feet tall
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