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Dawn Redwood

Botanical Name
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Min Zone
5
Max Zone
8
Height
70 to 100 feet
Width
25 feet
Flowers
Monoecious
Fruit
Cone: pendulous on long stalks, dark brown
Fall Color
Orange to orange-brown
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic
Planting & Care
  • Avoid planting in frost pockets since late growth is injured by early fall frosts
  • Do not encourage late growth by fertilization
  • Rapid grower
  • Tolerant of wet soils
  • Squirrels often remove outer bark for nesting material
  • Does poorly in dry or high pH soils

 

Problems
Canker, spider mites, Japanese beetles
Varieties
  • Gold Rush - golden yellow foliage, narrow habit, 50 feet tall by 20 feet wide
  • Jack Frost - white and green foliage
  • Emerald Feathers - bright green foliage

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