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Dawn Redwood
Catalogue A# 2018-003 AZ13
GPS 45D 43' 44" N / 108D 37' 33" W


Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Origin: China

Common name: Chinese Dawn Redwood

Location: Asian Garden-front center

Note: Cultivated by James Prtchal-Good Earth Works

Tree or Plant Type: Tree
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: China
        Landscape Uses: Parkway/street, Shade tree, Specimen
        Size Range: Large tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height: 70-100 feet
Mature Width: 25 feet
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 4, Zone 5 , Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
        Soil Preference: Acid soil, Moist, well-drained soil
        Acid Soils: Prefers
        Alkaline Soils: Intolerant
        Salt Spray: Moderately Tolerant
        Soil Salt: Intolerant
        Drought Conditions: Tolerant
        Poor Drainage: Tolerant
        Ornamental Interest: Fall color, Attractive bark
        Season of Interest: Early fall, Mid fall
        Flower Color & Fragrance: Inconspicuous
        Shape or Form: Pyramidal
        Growth Rate: Fast
        Transplants Well: Yes
More Information:
Tree & Plant Care
Best is moist, slightly acid soils.  Very little pruning needed.
Disease, pests, and problems
Nothing common; cankers can occur. 
Native geographic location and habitat
Native to China and often found in wet sites.  This tree was once thought to be extinct.  It was found in China in 1941 and introduced into the United States in the late 1940s


A large, conical-shaped tree reaching 70 to 100 feet high. Dawn redwood is closely related to bald cypress (Taxodium) and redwood (Sequoia). The fern-like feathery foliage emerges light green in spring, changing to dark green in summer, then a russet-brown in autumn. It grows best in large landscapes.

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