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Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Dawn Redwood
Pot size: 9cm   Our online price: £5.90
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the little cones are cherry-sized and turn bronze together with the foliage available plant for sale - you will receive a similar plant available plant for sale in late autumn the fishbone-like leaves makes this plant so unique the lush foliage in Summer stunning orange and bronze leaf colour develops in Autumn a distant look of the habit of a mature tree in Summer a distant look of the habit of a mature tree in Autumn

Common name in French:
Séquoïa de Chine
Common name in German:
Urweltmammutbaum
Other common names:
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Family:
Taxodiaceae
Origin:
China

Description:

Metasequoia glyptostroboides is an unusual, deciduous conifer tree, but can be kept as a shrub or hedge. Dawn Redwood is a living fossil, endangered in the wild. Dawn redwoods grow naturally in the remote province of Szechwan, China. This population was only discovered in 1940, before this time, scientists believed the plant was extinct and was only known through fossil records. They can be confused with Bald cypress but its leaves grow in an opposite arrangement, not in spiral. Dawn redwoods will not grow knees like Bald cypress, a tree that grows best in swampy conditions. Dawn redwood will thrive best in full sun and moist, deep, well drained soil, but it is drought tolerant. This plant can grow 50-80 cm a year, finally reaching 25-30m in height with a 6-8m spread but if pruned, they can be used as a high hegde or even a small solitary tree in the garden. If planted into a pot, they can live on the patio or it can be formed into a bonsai. Dawn redwood trunks are remarkably straight and the tree grows in a tall, slender, pyramidal shape. Even the seedlings are very hardy and care-free. With their cinnamon colored, exfoliating bark and deciduous nature this plant can be a real pearl of any garden. The leaves turn to lovely bronze then brown colour in Autumn.


Plant growing type:
deciduous
Habit:
pyramidal crowned large tree
Size when mature in m:
20-25m
Main feature (value):
bark, autumn colours and habit of the plant
Spring value:
colour of young shoots and leaves
Summer value:
leaf
Autumn value:
colouring leaves
Winter value:
bark texture
Autumn coloration:
shades of orange and red
Flower colour:
yellow but tiny and not showy
Fruit colour:
Brown
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Drought tolerance:
high
Optimum ph:
slightly acidic-neutral (pH 6-7)
Preferred location:
full sun - semi-shade
Where to plant:
to fully appreciate its habit, plant it in the lawn. Very suitable for hedging or for bonsai.
Pests and diseases:
this tree is almost always pest- and disease-free
Herbal usage:
none known
Edibility:
generally not used for cooking or eating
Toxicity to humans:
not known
Optimum growing conditions:
succeeds in most soils and situations, hardy to -25 -30C

Height in cm:
30-40
Pot size:
9cm
Age in year:
2 (this tree is grown from seed on our nursery)
Our online price:
£5.90

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