Dawn Redwood – Metasequoia glyptostroboides

$2.95

Fast growing and unusual conifer with gorgeous bark and autumn colour.

This seed is fresh and has been upgraded by our supplier to a minimum 80% cut rate. That's typically 8 x better germination than standard seed of this species found on ebay. As a bonsai, this tree is very versatile and is well suited for informal and formal upright styles and for mass planting/multi trunk styles. This tree is very unusual and thought to have been extinct until 1942 when it was found growing in an isolated pocket of China. It really is something ancient and a bit different.  

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This seed is fresh and has been upgraded by our supplier to a minimum 80% cut rate. That's typically 8 x better germination than standard seed of this species found on ebay. As a bonsai, this tree is very versatile and is well suited for informal and formal upright styles and for mass planting/multi trunk styles. This tree is very unusual and thought to have been extinct until 1942 when it was found growing in an isolated pocket of China. It really is something ancient and a bit different.  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Medium

Bonsai Styles

Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Group Planting

Bonsai Size

Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds

In the Garden

Dawn redwood is a fine, stately specimen for large landscapes such as parks or golf courses. They make excellent avenue trees. Fast growing, with a dense, feathery texture, a stand of dawn redwoods creates an effective summertime visual screen and windbreak in just a few years. Autumn colour is excellent and even the winter silhouette is very attractive with its massive, fluted trunk and strong horizontal branches.

Propagation

Dawn redwood is a deciduous conifer that can get up to 50m tall with a trunk diameter exceeding 2.5m. The overall shape is pyramidal with a single straight bole. The trunk becomes strongly fluted and buttressed at the base and the bark is reddish brown and fibrous, shredding and peeling in long, thin strips. The needle-like leaves are flattened and linear, about 1.3 cm long and arranged in two opposite ranks. The needles are deciduous and even the smaller branchlets drop off in winter. In autumn, the foliage takes on a rich orange-brown or coppery colour. Dawn redwoods are at their best along watercourses or beside ponds and can even tolerate standing water.

Common Name:Dawn Redwood
Scientific Name:Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 30
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Group Planting
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:50m+
Tree Full Width:10-15m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds
Growing Information

In the Garden

Dawn redwood is a fine, stately specimen for large landscapes such as parks or golf courses. They make excellent avenue trees. Fast growing, with a dense, feathery texture, a stand of dawn redwoods creates an effective summertime visual screen and windbreak in just a few years. Autumn colour is excellent and even the winter silhouette is very attractive with its massive, fluted trunk and strong horizontal branches.

Propagation

Dawn redwood is a deciduous conifer that can get up to 50m tall with a trunk diameter exceeding 2.5m. The overall shape is pyramidal with a single straight bole. The trunk becomes strongly fluted and buttressed at the base and the bark is reddish brown and fibrous, shredding and peeling in long, thin strips. The needle-like leaves are flattened and linear, about 1.3 cm long and arranged in two opposite ranks. The needles are deciduous and even the smaller branchlets drop off in winter. In autumn, the foliage takes on a rich orange-brown or coppery colour. Dawn redwoods are at their best along watercourses or beside ponds and can even tolerate standing water.

Product Details
Common Name:Dawn Redwood
Scientific Name:Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 30
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Medium
Bonsai Styles:Formal Upright, Informal Upright, Group Planting
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:50m+
Tree Full Width:10-15m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds