Dawn Redwood (BB)
At a Glance
Latin Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
‘Deciduous conifer’ that drops its needles in autumn. Fernlike, foliage is medium to bright green. Autumn Foliage turns a unique pinkish tan to reddish bronze before dropping in the fall. Makes a good lawn tree to provide shade, for golf courses, needs space to develop.
Mature Heigh/spread: 50-90 ft. high/ 15-25 ft. spread
Soil / Climate: Likes well drained, moist soils. Very rapid grower, best on slightly acidic soils, full sun is needed. It is easily transplanted. Avoid locating the plant in frost pockets since late growth is injured by early fall frosts. Native to China.
Wildlife: The Dawn Redwood provides winter cover for birds, small mammals and deer.
Transplant Purchase Size: 12-18 in.
USDA NRCS Species Information