Dawn Redwood
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As a species, Dawn Redwoods (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) are over 100 million years old. They were native to North America up until 15 million of years ago, but they are absent from fossil records after this time. Currently, they are considered native to central China. 

Up to 100 feet tall
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Attractive, red-brown bark fissures and exfoliates, exposing red inner bark. Needles abscise in late autumn. Small, rounded, red-brown cones grow in pendulous clusters.
Pests & Diseases
None serious
Landscape Use
Great as a specimen, screen, and in a park setting
Care Practices
Plant in moist, slightly acidic soil in an area with full sun. These fast-growing trees tolerate wet soils and standing water, but they are susceptible to frost damage when they are young.
Native Range
Central China