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METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides

Dawn redwood, Shui-hsa, Water fir

conical tree with ascending branches and fibrous orange bark which prefers a boggy or wet area. Soft light green leaves especially in spring

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METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides

Buy METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides

Small £13.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
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2.5 or 3 Litre

Large £40.00 each
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of Origin - China (northwestern Hubei).
  • Hardy - very cold Winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Height - in metres - 20-40m (70-130ft)
  • Spread - in metres - 5m (15ft)
  • Conifer - produces light-brown female cones 2cm (¾in) long on stalks 2-4cm (¾ to 1½in) long and small, pendent male cones to 1.5cm (halfinch) long in the upper crown.
  • Deciduous - leaves are 2cm (¾in) or more on seedlings, to 1.5cm (½in) long on mature trees. They have 2 light-green bands beneath.
  • Tree
  • Full Sun
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - on drier sites growth slows after 10m (30ft).
  • Conical

Final Tree Size

20-40m (70-130ft) Tree type desc Average person
  5m (15ft)

Buy Varieties of METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides

METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'  AWARD

METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'  >

Dawn redwood, Shui-hsa, Water fir
A new introduction with the most brilliant yellow foliage. A 'must' for any arboretum
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Small £30.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £45.00 each

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