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Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

Native to China and thought to be extinct until its discovery in 1941. It has since been widely planted in parks and cities across the globe. Closely related to the giant sequoias of California but does not grow as tall. The tree is deciduous despite having needles instead of broad-leaves. An impressive large, pyramidal tree with a heavily buttressed trunk and reddish-brown bark. Male and female flowers occur on the same tree.

Additional information

Foliage

Deciduous

Locale

Native to Asia

Height

Large (60-100ft)

Width

Moderate

Form

Pyramidal

Growth Rate

Fast

Longevity

Long (over 100 years)

Hardiness Zones *

4, 5

Sun Exposure

Full Sun (over 6 hrs)

Soil Preferences *

Moist, Slightly Acidic, Well Draining

Soil Tolerances

Clay, Dry, Wet

Other Tolerances

Occasional Drought, Occasional Flooding, Road Salt, Urban Pollution

Ornamental Interest

Bark, Form

Human Value

Carpentry (wood)

Seed Collection

Ordered Online

*Useful Links

Hardiness Zones – Canada’s Hardiness Zones

Soil Preferences РMulti-Purpose Soil Tester