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.