About the Dawn Redwood
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.