Latin: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Other common names:
Mature Heigh/spreadt: 50-90 ft. high/ 15-25 ft. spread
Soil / Climate: Native to China. Likes well drained, moist soils. Very rapid grower, best on slightly acidic soils, full sun is needed. It is easily transplanted. Avoid locating the plant in frost pockets since late growth is injured by early fall frosts.
Notes: ‘Deciduous conifer’ that drops its needles in autumn. Fernlike, foliage is medium to bright green. Autumn Foliage turns a unique pinkish tan to reddish bronze before dropping in the fall. Makes a good lawn tree to provide shade, for golf courses, needs space to develop.
Wildlife: The Dawn Redwood provides winter cover for birds, small mammals and deer.
Cold Stream Farm supplies Dawn Redwood trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Metasequoia glyptostroboides can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS Plants Database.