Metasequoia glyptostroboides* Dawn Redwood

  • Metasequoia glyptostroboides*,  Dawn Redwood
  • Metasequoia glyptostroboides*,  Dawn Redwood
  • Plant type
    • Deciduous TreeConiferous Tree
  • Native or non-native
    • Non-native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
    • Moist & Well-Drained
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 4 ft., 2 ft.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 30 ft., 15 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 90 ft., 25 ft.

The needles on this deciduous conifer are soft green in spring and yellow to bronze in the fall.

A prehistoric deciduous conifer, once thought to be extinct, was rediscovered in China. Its needles are lacy and soft to the touch. Has yellow to orange fall color. Grows rapidly in youth, as much as 4-6 inches per year. Can reach 70-90 feet high. Likes full sun in well drained soils, but likes some summer irrigation. Once native to all the of northern part of the USA.

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