METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides

Commonly known as 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
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Leaves are 2cm (¾in) or more on seedlings, to 1.5cm (½in) long on mature trees. They have 2 light-green bands beneath.
  • Height
    20-40m (65-130ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • 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.
  • Tree
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun

METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides

 
  • Additional Features
    Endangered in the wild
    These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction.
    Endangered
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    China (northwestern Hubei).
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Bog garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    On drier sites growth slows after 10m (33ft).
    Wet or boggy soil
  • Tree Shape
    Conical
20-40m (65-130ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

Buy Varieties of METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides

METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides 'Amber Glow'

METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides 'Amber Glow'

Dawn redwood, Shui-hsa, Water fir

a wonderful new introduction with yellowish leaves with darker centres

 
Large
£75.00 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

 
Medium
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£37.50 £26.25 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large
£65.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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