Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

This fast-growing deciduous conifer is simply breathtaking

Item # 47422
Ships in fall at the proper planting time for your zone. View Schedule
Genus Metasequoia
Species glyptostroboides
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 4 - 8
Habit Upright
Plant Height 70 ft - 100 ft
Plant Width 15 ft - 25 ft
Additional Characteristics Award Winner, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Heirloom
Foliage Color Burgundy, Medium Green, Red
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained, Wet
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Privacy, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Idaho, Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Review Summary
(Based on 6 Reviews)

5 star rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


5 star rating
Lovely color of green and soft to touch
Shelley from OK wrote on April 05, 2016

I love the special green color of the dawn redwood tree. When it starts filling out in the spring it really attracts attention. I planted four green and one golden variety at our previous house 20 years ago. I watered well the fist 5 years and they thanked me by growing super fast. The soil at that part of town is very good, being a little acid with moisture but good drainage. I have planted 18 green and six golden at our new location. The soil at this part of town is crappy alkaline clay. They are near a storm drainage ditch system so they will be able to find water when too big for me to water. The trees love the Oklahoma humidity. These are not trees to plant close to the house because of the roots. The upward branches make wonderful bird nest holders. The tree likes acid soil best. I read somewhere that holly trees and pine trees help add acid to soil so I scattered a few of those around hoping to acidify the alkaline clay condition.

4 star rating
Fast grower
Steve Conrad from SC wrote on July 26, 2014

I put these trees (2) in the ground in the spring of 2013. They were about 18" tall in their pots, since then I have given them 4 applications of Milorganite (two handfuls each time) up until now, JUly 2014. The trees were 2.5 feet when I put them in, they are now almost 7 feet and look beautiful, just as advertised.

5 star rating
dawn redwood
Robert Agee from IN wrote on February 03, 2013

Outstanding, tough, easy to grow tree. Have grown the 'Sheridan Spire' cultivar in zone 5 for approximately 10 years with no real problems. It is about 20' tall.

5 star rating
Great for my area!
Lynn from TX wrote on May 24, 2012

Love, love, love this tree! It is fast growing and very beautiful. Takes the heat and humidity here (Houston, Texas area).

5 star rating
Redwoods in Louisiana? You must be kidding ...
Diane Cook from LA wrote on May 01, 2012

I am in NE Louisiana, zone 8. While browsing the tree section of my local nursery, I chose 3 nice Bald Cypress and saw the Dawn Redwood, almost mistaking it for a cypress tree. When I inquired and was told it was a redwood, I knew I had to have it! I planted it about a month ago, and it measured 8 ft. after I got it in the ground. It has already added about 6 inches in height and has new lateral growth as well. Keeping it watered well. We have a pond in the backyard and I will be adding 2 or 3 of these around the edge. Beautiful tree!!!

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