Dawn Redwood Trees – Metasequoia Glyptostroboides

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The Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, is a non-flowering, rapidly growing tree native to China, notable for its grand stature and copper-red autumn foliage. It benefits nature by providing habitat and contributing to air purification, while its majestic form and striking autumn colours make it a favourite in landscape design.

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Dawn Redwood Trees

The Dawn Redwood, known scientifically as Metasequoia glyptostroboides, is native to China. It’s famed for its majestic size, deciduous nature, and coniferous appearance, lacking flowering or fruit-bearing qualities.

Features

The Dawn Redwood is a conifer and thus does not bear traditional flowers or fruits. Native to China, this tree features rapid growth, reaching great heights quickly. It has small, needle-like leaves and a distinctive reddish-brown bark that becomes deeply fissured with age. The tree’s root system is widespread, supporting its towering structure. In autumn, its foliage turns a striking copper-red. No thorns are present on this species.

Benefits for Nature

Dawn Redwoods play a crucial role in their ecosystem, offering habitat and nesting sites for various bird species. They do not produce significant pollen or nectar but contribute to air purification. Their dense foliage offers shade and shelter, enhancing local biodiversity. The tree is non-toxic, making it a safe choice in diverse environments.

Landscaping and Design

In landscape design, the Dawn Redwood is a popular choice for creating dramatic vertical accents due to its towering height and conical shape. Its rich, autumnal foliage colour complements various plants, enhancing garden aesthetics. Commonly used in large spaces, parks, and botanical gardens, it adds a prehistoric or ancient ambience to the landscape.

Preferred Conditions

The Dawn Redwood thrives in moist, well-drained soils, showing a preference for slightly acidic conditions. It is adaptable to various environments but favours areas with ample water supply. While it can withstand some wind, it’s not particularly suited to extremely windy or coastal environments. Urban settings with enough space are also suitable for this majestic tree.

Fun Fact about Dawn Redwood

The Dawn Redwood was believed to be extinct and was known only from fossil records until its rediscovery in China in 1944. This ancient species, dating back to the time of the dinosaurs, can live for hundreds of years, becoming a living testament to

the earth’s long history.

Summary

The Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, is a non-flowering, rapidly growing tree native to China, notable for its grand stature and copper-red autumn foliage. It benefits nature by providing habitat and contributing to air purification, while its majestic form and striking autumn colours make it a favourite in landscape design. Preferring moist, well-drained soils, it’s adaptable to many environments but flourishes best with ample water. Rediscovered in 1944, this ancient species links us directly to the prehistoric past.

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

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