Wet Soil: High
Dry Soil: Medium
Metasequoia glyptostroboides, is commonly known as Dawn redwood, which refers to the dawn of time. Originally thought to have been extinct for 5 million years, the dawn redwood was rediscovered in 1946 by a Professor of the National Central University in China. Since then, it has captivated botanists, horticulturists, and nature enthusiasts around the world. Today, it is widely cultivated and admired for its aesthetic appeal, impressive growth, and unique place in botanical history.
One of the few deciduous conifers, Metasequoia glyptostroboides foliage is a flat feathery needle which is arranged in an opposite manager along the stems. They emerge bright green in spring, transition to a rich green in summer and a vibrant bronze to orange-brown in autumn. Its autumnal display creates a breath-taking spectacle as the tree prepares for winter dormancy.
Beyond its ornamental value, the dawn redwood holds great botanical significance. Its discovery as a living fossil challenged the existing understanding of the trees evolutionary history and sparked widespread scientific interest. A perfect tree to plant in an avenue or large park where its history will generate interest.
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12m high x 4m wide after 25 years
Likes plenty of space and will do well planted in an avenue, broad street, or an industrial area.
When young, crown is narrow and pyramidal becoming broad pyramidal as it matures. Fast growing and symmetrically conical.
Bright green which are flat and feathery. Bright green when they first emerge, turning a rich green in summer then a vibrant orange to brown in autumn.
Yellowish-green catkins in spring.
Ovoid to spherical cones.
Tolerates paving and is resistant to frost and wind. Likes a sheltered position with sun or partial shade. Can withstand air pollution. Grows well on most soils, especially moist and well-drained.
Semi-Mature, Super Semi-Mature
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