Dawn Redwood

Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Average shipping height: 1'
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    Member Price $19.99
    Reg. Price $26.99
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An impressive tree by any standard, the dawn redwood is relatively carefree and fast-growing. Its fine, feathery leaves are certainly a standout feature, and even though this tree is deciduous, it produces rounded cones. The dawn redwood was long thought to be extinct — with evidence of its existence found among dinosaur fossils — until it was discovered alive and well in a rural, mountainous area of China. It is now grown worldwide.

  • Grows up to 4' per year — one of the fastest-growing trees available
  • Features fine, feathery leaves
  • Transplants easily
The Dawn Redwood Grows in zones 5 - 8

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Scientific Name

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

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Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained, Wet

Wildlife Value

This tree provides winter cover for birds, small mammals and deer.


The dawn redwood is a living testimony to the surprises still to be found in nature. When dinosaurs roamed the earth, it is believed that trees in the Redwood family were very abundant. Today, only 9 genera and 15 species exist. Dawn redwood was one of those known only as a fossil until 1941, when it was discovered growing in a remote valley of the Szechwan province of China. Seeds were collected by the Arnold Arboretum in 1947, and the species has been distributed worldwide.

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