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Dawn Redwood
Scientific Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Synonym:
Family: Taxodiaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 3-10,14-24,31-34
USDA: 4-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: China

Growth Habits: Deciduous conifer, conical shape, fast growing to 75 to 100 feet tall (22-30 m); reddish brown, fibrous and stringy bark; opposite, linear, green to yellow-green leaves, 1 inch long (2.5 cm), in flattened sprays around deciduous stems, looking like a pinnate leaf structure; leaves pinkish tan in the fall, both the leaves and the deciduous stems drop later in late fall.

Watering Needs: Prefers moist soils, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings


The Dawn Redwood was described from fossil records in 1941. While thought to have been extinct for millions of years, small populations were discovered alive in remote parts of China.

Blooming Habits:
Male flowers in hanging clusters, females flowers solitary and erect with fused scales.

Fruiting Habits:
Elongated or rounded cones, 0.5 to 1 inch long (12-25 mm), on long stalks, ripening in December.


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