Dawn Redwood

General Info

  • Latin Name - Metasequoia glyptostroboides
  • Native Range - Central China
  • Growth Rate - Fast
  • Mature Height - 70–100’
  • Mature Spread - 5–30’

Arborist Thoughts

  • Thought to be extinct until discovered in China in the 1940s, Dawn Redwood is a great tree for a site that can handle some height.

  • Very fast growing, no serious disease or insect problems and can survive in a wide range of soil types and climates.

  • Dawn redwood is deciduous conifer so needles do fall of in the Fall but not before turning a nice coppery orange color.

  • A great tree to consider for folks looking to establish shade or a large screen in a short amount of time.