The Ancient Tree Believed to Be Extinct for Centuries!
This fast-growing deciduous conifer is simply breathtaking!
Gorgeous fall foliage and preference for damp, soggy soil make it a natural fit in many gardens!
|Genus ||Metasequoia |
|Species ||glyptostroboides |
|Item Form ||2-Quart |
|Zone ||4 - 8 |
|Habit ||Upright |
|PlantHeight ||70 ft - 100 ft |
|PlantWidth ||15 ft - 25 ft |
|Additional Characteristics ||Award Winner, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Heirloom |
|Foliage Color ||Burgundy, Medium Green, Red |
|Light Requirements ||Full Sun |
|Moisture Requirements ||Moist, well-drained, Wet |
|Soil Tolerance ||Clay, Normal, loamy |
|Uses ||Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Privacy, Specimen |
|Restrictions ||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands |
I put these trees (2) in the ground in the spring of 2013. They were about 18" tall in their pots, since then I have given them 4 applications of Milorganite (two handfuls each time) up until now, JUly 2014. The trees were 2.5 feet when I put them in, they are now almost 7 feet and look beautiful, just as advertised.
Outstanding, tough, easy to grow tree. Have grown the 'Sheridan Spire' cultivar in zone 5 for approximately 10 years with no real problems. It is about 20' tall.
Great for my area!
Love, love, love this tree! It is fast growing and very beautiful. Takes the heat and humidity here (Houston, Texas area).
Redwoods in Louisiana? You must be kidding ...
I am in NE Louisiana, zone 8. While browsing the tree section of my local nursery, I chose 3 nice Bald Cypress and saw the Dawn Redwood, almost mistaking it for a cypress tree. When I inquired and was told it was a redwood, I knew I had to have it! I planted it about a month ago, and it measured 8 ft. after I got it in the ground. It has already added about 6 inches in height and has new lateral growth as well. Keeping it watered well. We have a pond in the backyard and I will be adding 2 or 3 of these around the edge. Beautiful tree!!!
I planted the tree many years ago. 50ft or so now. I was facinated by its history. I have a young upright form growing now.