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Dawn Redwood
 

                     

REDWOOD, DAWN

 

Metasequoia glyptostroboides (met-ah-see-QUOI-ah glip-toe-stro-BOY-dis)

 

Deciduous      Sun       Height 80 feet       Spread 30 feet        Spacing 20 - 40 feet

 

HABIT: Narrow and pyramidal, branches point up rather than perpendicular like bald cypress.

            Fine lacy foliage, reddish-brown fall color.

 

CULTURE: Likes deep, slightly acid soils best but adapts to our alkaline soils quite well. Several large specimens are doing well in Dallas.

 

USES: Specimen garden tree, backdrop.

 

PROBLEMS: Chlorosis and foliage burn in shallow soils.

NOTES: An ancient tree native to China and Japan. Distinctive, durable tree that definitely should be used more.

 


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