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Commonly known as Dawn redwood, Shui-hsa, Water fir
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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.
Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
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 -
Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - on drier sites growth slows after 10m (33ft).
Wet or boggy soil
Tree Shape - Conical -
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