Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Dawn Redwood

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Fast, 50' in 15-20 years.
Mature Height - 70-100'
Mature Width - 25'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Monoecious, male flowers in racemes or panicles up to 12" long. Females are solitary.
Fruit - Cones pendulous 0.75-1.75 long stalks, cylindrical, dark brown.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Orange-brown to red-brown
Bark - Reddish brown when young, darker, fissured and exfoliating in long narrow strips with age.
Other Features - A lovely ornamental, well suited for large areas and in groves along streams and lakes.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Easy to transplant best in moist, deep, well drained slightly acid soil.
Native Habitat - Zones 5-8, eastern Szechuan and western China. Fossil records indicate it was also native to North America, but went extinct. After an absence of some 15 million years M. glyptostroboides was returned in the 1940’s.
Diseases and Insects - No serious problems, Japanese beetles will feed on foliage.
Strength - One of the oldest tree species on still living on Earth today.
Weakness -

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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Dawn Redwood.
- Other plants of the family Cupressaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Metasequoia.
- Other plants of the species Metasequoia glyptostroboides.