Metasequoia glyptostroboides, Dawn Redwood


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Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Dawn' Redwood

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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