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Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Redwood - Dawn

The Dawn Redwood or Metasequoia is a relatively recent arrival in the US, coming from China where it was first discovered in 1941.  Called 'Water Fir' by the Chinese, Metasequoia glyptostroboides is a deciduous conifer with great tolerance for both wet and dry sites.  Its growth habit is rapid and vertical, necessitating almost no pruning or staking.  As this lovely large tree grows, interesting depressions appear in the bark whenever branches have dropped off.  The foliage is a lovely feathery green in spring and summer, making a tan carpet in fall when it drops.

Height

80 Feet

Spread

25 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Fall Color - Attractive
Winter Interest
Structure
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Wet
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Tolerance
Wet Site Tolerant
Tree Type
Shade
Foliage Color
Green
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