Dawn Redwood was discovered by western botanists in the 1950's in China. Since then it has been planted all over the world for its striking fall 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 gain as much as 5ft in height per year. 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. The trees were originally planted on the campus to celebrate Dixy Lee Ray, the first female Governor of Washington State.
Plants come in 1 gallon pots and are 12-18in tall.