• Description

    ‘Gold Rush’ is a cultivar that features soft, linear, feathery, fern-like foliage that is distinctively golden-yellow throughout summer. Foliage gradually turns orange-brown in fall. It reportedly grows somewhat slower than the species. Trees will typically rise to 10-15’ tall over the first 10 years, eventually maturing over time to 70-100’ tall. 'Gold Rush' was found as a seedling in a nursery in Japan where it was named 'Ogon' ('Golden Ogi' and 'Golden Mantel', also seen, are most likely translations.) Around 1993 Dutch horticulturist Peter Zweinburg of Boskoop, Holland obtained it and brought it into Europe for distribution under the name ‘Gold Rush’ ('Goldrush'). By rights, it should probably be listed as Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon' GOLD RUSH to preserve its original cultivar name.

    About Gold Rush

    Common Name: Dawn Redwood
    Sun Requirement: Full sun to partial shade
    Growth Rate: Fast 12" or more per year

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