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Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

Dawn Redwood

A deciduous conifer deserving much more use in the landscape. Can be used for screening, as a large accent or specimen, for grouping in large areas, and for lining long driveways and streets. A tree steeped in antiquity, having only been "rediscovered" in the early 1940s in China and introduced in this country later that decade. Resembles a Bald Cypress but has darker "redwood-looking" bark.

Size: 70 to 100 feet high and 20 to 25 feet wide

Shape: Conical

Cones: Pendulous cones 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches long

Fall Color: Orange-brown to red-brown

Rate of Growth: Fast (50 feet in 15 to 20 years)

Other Attributes: Reddish-brown bark later becoming darker, fissured and exfoliating.

Growing Conditions: Plant in full sun in moist, deep, well-drained soil.

Prices vary according to size, variety, and availability.

Please Note: Trees cannot be shipped outside of the DC/Baltimore Metropolitan areas. Tree prices and sizes are subject to change.


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