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Cultural Details for Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon'

Common Name:
Ogon Dawn Redwood

Growth Rate:
Fast, 50’ in 15-20 years

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Monoecious; male flowers in racemes or panicles up to 12” long; female solitary

Fruit Details:
Cones pendulous, on .75-1.75” long stalks

Fall Color:
Brown, can be an excellent orange-brown to red-brown

Bark Details:
Reddish brown when young, becoming darker, fissured and exfoliating in long narrow strips

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
No serious diseases, may be prone to canker infestations.

Native Habitat:
Zones 5-8, eastern Szechuan and western China.

Other Features:
Seldom requires pruning due to neat, uniform, conical habit. ‘Ogon’ is a golden leaf form, significantly yellow on new growth.

Culture and Care:
Easy to transplant; best in moist, deep, well-drained slightly acid soils; full sun; may grow late into summer and early fall and is damaged by an early freeze.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.