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Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Dawn redwood

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Features

  • Height20m to 30m
  • Spread12m to 18m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn redwood). These are deciduous conifers, the needles are short.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Shui-hsa, Redwood

Origin

W. China

Interest and use

Foliage, shade, ornamental, specimen. Spring/Autumn interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Boggy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

It prefers full sun, deep, moist, fertile soil, good summer rainfall and shelter from strong winds. It is very frost hardy.

Propagation

They will grow easily from seed and will vary greatly in shape and vigour, you can also grow from softwood and hardwood cuttings from side shoots.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible.

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