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Dawn Redwood

Will Ship Spring 2024

Plant Type: Dormant, bare-root

Zones:  4-8

Soil Type:  Clay, Loamy & Sandy Soils

Site Selection: Full Sun

Mature Height & Width:  50-70' Height and 20-30' Spread

Growth Rate:  Fast - 24" or more per year once established

Moisture Requirements: Average towet soils


Plant Characteristics

Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostoboides

The Dawn Redwood is a deciduous, coniferous tree which requires a large space. Conical shaped, excellent landscape specimen with light green, feathery, fern-like foliage in spring, maturing to deep green in summer. Exquisite bronze-red autumn color before the foliage is shed by this tree. Attractive bark is red-brown and deeply furrowed. Fluted trunk. Tolerant of deer, air pollution, road salt and wet soil.

Product Questions

Where is it native?
Question by: Scott on Sep 19, 2022, 12:01 PM
Native to China. Once thought to be extinct, it was found in China in 1941 and introduced into the United States in the late 1940s.
Answer by: Chief River Nursery on Sep 19, 2022, 3:31 PM
Any resources on vulnerability to black walnut/juglone tolerance?
Question by: Jillian Moore on Feb 4, 2023, 7:45 AM
The Dawn Redwood is not juglone tolerant.
Answer by: Chief River Nursery on Feb 6, 2023, 8:38 AM