Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood tree 3- 3.5m tall

Metasequoia glyptostroboides is a deciduous conifer with a pyramidal crown structure of bright green, soft, needle like leaves. These turn brown before falling in autumn.

Dawn redwood have a feathered stem rather than a clear trunk but this can be changed to a standard when tall enough to crown lift.. These superb trees are ideal for avenues or just a specimen tree in medium to large gardens and parks.

Dawn Redwood trees were discovered in China in the early 1940’s, before which the genus consisted only of fossilised forms.

Grows to 20m+ in ideal conditions.

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  • 3-3.5m tall
  • £168.00

Availability: Local Delivery / Collection


Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood tree

Plant Information

  • Size: 3-3.5mm tall
  • Botanical name/s: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
  • Common name/s: Dawn Redwood
  • Flower / Foliage:  Produces both male and female cones 2-4cm long. Sft light green leaves turn brown in autumn.
  • Plant type: Deciduous
  • Flowering period: Spring
  • Mature height:  20m+
  • Mature spread: Up to 5m
  • Growth Rate: Fast when young slowing with age
  • Recommended usage: Best in larger gardens as a specimen or avenue tree, adds interest with the bright foliage.
  • Nursery grown: Yes

After Care / Plant Maintenance

  • The Metasequoia glyptostroboides will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / under water.
  • Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
  • Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
  • Remove any weeds from around the base of the  Dawn Redwood (including grass).
  • Position/Aspect:  North, south, east or west facing 
  • Soil: All moist well drained soils
  • Hardiness: Metasequoia glyptostroboides is hardy in the UK
  • Plant maintenance: Low maintenance. 

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