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Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Fall Colors

Characteristics:
A fast-growing, deciduous conifer thought to have been extinct until 1949 where it was "discovered" living deep in the forests of central China.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers full sun and moist, well drained soil. Rapid growth rate.

Uses:
Deciduous conifer.

Height:
90' at maturity

Width:
40' at maturity

Shape:
Pyramidal

Flowers:
Male flowers bloom in clusters, and female trees produce single flowers.

Leaves:
Bright green needles turn pinkish tan to reddish bronze in fall.

Bark:
Reddish-brown maturing to darker brown.

Native of China, first discovered in the fossil record before living examples were found in the 1940s.