Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Dawn Redwood

 is a deciduous, coniferous tree that grows in a conical shape to 100’ tall. It is related to and closely resembles bald cypress (Taxodium) and redwood (Sequoia). As the tree matures, the trunk broadens at the base and develops attractive and sometimes elaborate fluting. Bark on mature trees is often deeply fissured. It features linear, feathery, fern-like foliage that is soft to the touch. Foliage emerges light green in spring, matures to deep green in summer and turns red-bronze in fall. The twigs, needles and cone scales are in opposite pairs.


Zone: 4 to 8


Height: 70.00 to 100.00 feet


Spread: 15.00 to 25.00 feet


Bloom Time: Non-flowering


Bloom Description: Non-flowering


Sun: Full sun


Water: Medium to wet


Maintenance: Low


Suggested Use: Street Tree, Rain Garden


Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil, Wet Soil, Air Pollution