The Dawn redwood is a beautiful deciduous conifer that is adaptable to many conditions. This is a fast growing shade tree that offers a soft textured look to your landscape. Its large conical form can reach up to 100 feet, but the fine, feathery foliage of bright green paired with the reddish brown peeling bark gives it a more delicate look. The Dawn Redwood also offers a nice fall color with the foliage turning orange or bronze before falling off. This tree is often used in groups and makes a lovely standalone shade tree, but you should plan ahead for the right placement because of its large size.
|Bloom Color:||Non-ornamental green and brown|
|Bloom Period:||Early spring|
|Fall Color:||Golden & vivid orange|
|Foliage Color:||Bright green|
|Genus & Species:||Metasequoia glyptostroboides|
|Mature Height:||70 to 100 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||25-35 ft.|
|Soil Type:||Soil Type: Adaptable; acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained, wet and clay soils|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun|
|Zone:||5 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
My Dawn Redwood is around 15 years old and is doing beautifully. We are in northwest Ohio. It has been dug up an d transplanted once. It is in a little group with a weeping willow and an American Elm. They make a very attractive picture but they are all so healthy and growing so well that I have some concern that the day will come when they compete for room. Even so, I'm pleased with the beautiful way they compliment each other with their diverse foliage and growth habits I love my Ohio Redwood.