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Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides


  • Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides
  • Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides
  • Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides
  • Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides
  • Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides
  • Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Average Shipping Height: 6" - 1'
Item #1044
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Overview

The Dawn Redwood grows in zones 5-8.
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
  • Will be delivered at a height of 6"–1'


Your Tree’s Personality

Mature Height

N/A–N/A

Mature Spread

N/A–25'

Growth Rate

Fast

Shape

Pyramidal

Sun Preference

Full Sun,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Drought-tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well-drained, Wet,

Wildlife Value

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

History/Lore

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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