Metasequoia glyptostroboides (standard)

Dawn Redwood

Category: Deciduous, Shade Tree | Size: Large , Narrow | Hardiness Zones: 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 | Fall Color: Orange | Growth Rate: Fast | Adaptability: Wet Soil Tolerant
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Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) is one of the few large trees that can provide 70' vertical impact with a narrow profile - this maneuver it accomplishes in style with beautiful fern-like foliage that looks fresh until frost. Cinnamon-reddish-brown bark and the fluted, buttressed trunk give it outstanding winter appeal. Excellent for use along streams and ponds where its feet will be wet, but, happily, it also thrives as a street tree and in parking lot islands where variable soil conditions exist. From Boston to Savannah, this tree is noted for being insect and disease free.

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous conifer
Hardiness: 4 to 8
Foliage: Bright medium green
Fall Color: Burnt orange or burnt red or orangish brown; can be excellent
Fruit: Small, round, brown cones; inconspicuous
Bark: Peeling in cinnamon-reddish-brown strips; lower trunk is fluted and buttressed
Winter Interest: The cinnamon-reddish-brown peeling trunk
Texture: Fine
Shape: Tall, narrow cone
Mature Size: 70' tall by 25' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Metasequoia glyptostroboides likes moist, well-drained, acid soil; thrives with "wet feet"; tolerant of periodic flooding; urban tolerant
Native Habitat: China