Rock Crest Gardens Nursery

Additional information

Common Name

Dawn Redwood

Potting Type


Sun Requirement

Full sun to partial shade

Growth Rate

Fast 12" or more per year

Container Size



F R19


10' 2" cal

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

An ancient tree that knew the dinosaurs but is well-suited to modern landscape plantings. Dawn Redwood is a deciduous conifer producing small, round 1/2″ to 1″ cones. It has a neat pyramidal shape in youth, maturing into a more rounded crown. The bright green, feathery leaves turn orange-brown or reddish-brown in the fall. Fast-growing and easily transplanted. Likes full sun and prefers moist, deep, well-drained soils. One of the fastest-growing trees available. Grows to 70’–100′, with a 25′ spread. (zones 5-8)


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