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Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Trail Number:
C1

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Description

Family:
Taxodiaceae

Foliage:
Leaves: Deciduous, opposite in arrangement linear, flattened, straight or slightly curved, pectinately arranged, 1/2" long and 1M6

Native Locale:
Eastern Szechuan and western Hupeh, China

Mature Height:
70 to 100 feet

Mature Width:
25 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone (4)5 to 8

Soil Preference:
Performs best in moist, deep, well-drained, slightly acid soils; is not well adapted to chalky soils; should be situated on a hill instead of a low lying area

Growth Habit:
Pyramidal, conical, with a single straight trunk in youth; supposedly developing a broad-rounded crown with age

Rate of Growth:
Fast 50' in 15 to 20 years

Disease and Insect:
Canker; Japanese beetles will feed on foliage

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Flowers: Monoecious; male flowers in racemes or panicles; female solitary.
  • Fruit: Cones pendulous, on long stalks, globose or cylindrical, female solitary, 3/4 to 1" long and wide.

Photos

Leaf - Dawn Redwood