The Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) was resurrected from near extinction when it was discovered by a Chinese botanist discovered the plant in 1941.  A deciduous conifer, meaning its bright green needles turn orangish brown to reddish-brown before falling off in Autumn.  The form is pyramidal and feathery with reddish brown bark becoming darker and fissured with age and exfoliating in narrow strips.   The trunk become buttressed with maturity.

Growth Rate

  • Fast – 2-3 ft per year

Mature Height

  • 70-100 ft high and 25 ft wide.

Sun Preference

  • Full sun to partial shade

Soil Requirements

  • Best grown in moist, humusy, well-drained soils in full sun.



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