Commonly known as Dawn redwood, Water fir

Genus of one species of deciduous, monoecious, coniferous tree from valley forests of Central China.

One of the three redwoods, the others being Sequoia and Sequoiadendron.



Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Conifer
  • Tree
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    An excellent, fast-growing specimen tree. Believed extinct, a living tree was found in Hubei province in 1941.
    Place of origin
    Central China
Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Growing Guide

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METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides

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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£16.50 each 
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METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides 'Amber Glow'

METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides 'Amber Glow'

Dawn redwood, Shui-hsa, Water fir

a wonderful new introduction with yellowish leaves with darker centres

£35.00 each 
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METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'

METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'

Dawn redwood, Shui-hsa, Water fir

A new introduction with the most brilliant yellow foliage. A 'must' for any arboretum

£37.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£70.00 each 

Useful extras...

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Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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