The Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostrobodies) was discovered by western botanists in the 1950's in China. Since then it has become world-renowned for its striking fall color when its needles change to vibrant golden-brown color. Dawn Redwood is one of the rare deciduous conifers! Dawn Redwood is closely related to the better known California Costal Redwood, but it does not grow as large, Dawn Redwood reaches 70-80ft tall and develops an impressive fluted trunk as it matures. This is a fast growing tree which can grow 3ft or more per year. Dawn Redwood trees prefer moist soil and good sun exposure. Although more delicate, Dawn Redwood leaves have a structure and aroma similar to Costal Redwood.
These plants were started from seed that we collect from two trees growing on the State Capitol Campus in Olympia WA. The trees were originally planted on the campus to celebrate Dixy Lee Ray, the first female Governor of Washington State.
Plants come in 2 gallon pots and are about 24in tall.