Metasequoia Seed Dawn Redwood
Dawn Redwood is a deciduous conifer that can get up to 150 feet tall with a trunk diameter exceeding 8 feet. It is an extremely fast growing
Dawn Redwood is related to and closely resembles Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) and Redwood (Sequoia). It is the sole living representative of its genus. It was first described from Pliocene fossils (5 million years old), and only in 1946 did botanists discover that the species was still persisting in a small area of . It was growing along riverbanks and peasants were cultivating it for soil stabilization around their rice paddies. The U.S. National Arboretum organized an expedition to collect seeds in 1948 and these were immediately disseminated to other arboreta. Today Dawn Redwood is a well known ornamental in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
Uses: This is a large tree that needs a large space. Dawn Redwood is a fine, stately specimen for large landscapes such as parks or golf courses. They make excellent avenue trees. Dawn Redwoods are at their best along watercourses or ponds and can even tolerate standing water. A stand of Dawn Redwoods creates an effective summertime visual screen and windbreak in just a few years. Popular.