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Dawn Redwood


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Metasequoia glyptostroboides shape

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

  • Height: 70’ - 100’
  • Spread: 25’
  • Site characteristics: Various soils; full sun
  • Zone: 5b - 9a
  • Wet/dry: Requires moist sites, will not tolerate dry sites
  • Native range: Eastern China Salt: Sensitive
  • pH: 5.0 - 7.5
  • Shape: Pyramidal
  • Other: Lower branches need to be removed for street side use, fast growing
  • Additional: Transplant in spring or fall, easily transplanted
  • Pests: Cankers can cause some damage

Metasequoia glyptostroboides "gold rush" Dawn Redwood
Photos: Bert Cregg, MSU

Metasequoia glyptostrobiodes
Photo: Bert Cregg, MSU

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