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Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn redwood)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
15m
Max height
12m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Other names

Dawn redwood

Genus

Metasequoia Metasequoia

Species

M. glyptostroboides - M. glyptostroboides is a large, coniferous tree. Foliage is light and feathery, turning from green to brown before shedding in autumn and the bark has a fibrous texture.


Metasequoia glyptostroboides is: Deciduous

Habit

Narrowly conical

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow, Flushed pink, Bronze in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn redwood) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Bog garden, Low Maintenance, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining or waterlogged soil. Good in an open but sheltered position. Will grow quickly so long as not in poor soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Other names

Dawn redwood

Genus

Metasequoia Metasequoia

Species

M. glyptostroboides - M. glyptostroboides is a large, coniferous tree. Foliage is light and feathery, turning from green to brown before shedding in autumn and the bark has a fibrous texture.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Narrowly conical

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Yellow, Flushed pink, Bronze in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn redwood) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Bog garden, Low Maintenance, Waterside

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining or waterlogged soil. Good in an open but sheltered position. Will grow quickly so long as not in poor soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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For a long time this plant was thought to be extinct and it was known only through fossils. Living specimens were discovered in western China in 1941. read more

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