Scientific Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Common Name:dawn redwood Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:CupressaceaeHabit: Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Conifer, Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):> 30m x 4 - 5m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Even-pinnate, Linear, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Brown, Apr- Mar
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Screening, Specimen plant
Key ID Features:Deciduous conifer; leaves yew-like (soft flat needles), 1-3 cm long. Winter ID: buds small, yellowish, opposite; bark is shaggy; trunk has depressions or an 'armpit' below branch attachments.