|Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Deer, Clay Soil, Wet Soil
ℹ️ Truly a sight to behold, Metasequoia
glyptostroboides (Dawn Redwood) is a large imposing deciduous coniferous tree of great beauty. It features an upright, narrowly conical form that adds immense value to the landscape. Unlike most cone- bearing trees, Dawn Redwood loses its foliage each winter. Delicate flat sprays of narrow, bright green leaves emerge in spring, mature to emerald green in summer, before warming up to rich shades of yellow-brown, pink, apricot and copper in the fall! Reddish on young trees, the bark on mature trees is darker, often deeply fissured, and attractively flared at the base. Oval, light brown female Cones and pendant globose male cones are produced. Spectacular as a single specimen dawn redwood is an impressive sight and planting in groves will create a jaw dropping effect! The dawn redwood has an interesting history. Prior to 1944 it was known from the fossil record, but was assumed to be extinct. Imagine the amazement of scientists when it was found growing in central China in 1944. Seed was brought to California in the 1950s and now the dawn redwood is again living here!