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Metasequoia glyptostroboides /Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides   / Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Specimen lawn tree
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Specimen lawn tree

Young tree

Tree and foliage may be confused with bald cypress

Feathery, fern-like foliage

Foliage in early spring

Close-up of spring foliage

Close view of a fan of young spring foliage

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Scientific Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Common Name: Dawn Redwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: A fast growing tree with a distinctive conical form. The autumn foliage turns a bronze color. It is used as a specimen tree, for mass screening, and as a large tree on pulbic grounds. A very old species that was thought to be extinct in its native China until rediscovered in 1945.