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