Metasequoia Glypto

Metasequoia Glypto

Native: China

General Notes:

A Metasequoia glyptostroboides in Palo Alto is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 88 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 182 inches and a crown spread of 59 feet.

Tree Characteristics

Metasequoia Glyptostroboides Bark

  • Shape: Conical
  • Foliage: Deciduous, Linear and Needlelike, Light Green, Bronze
  • Height: 70 - 90 feet.
  • Width: 12 - 20 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring.
  • Fruit: Brown or Mostly Green Cone, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
  • Bark: Red Brown, Exfoliating or Furrowed.
  • Shading Capacity: Moderately Dense in Leaf, Moderately Dense out of Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' (Dawn Redwood) is a large deciduous coniferous tree of great beauty. It features an upright, narrowly conical form that enhances many landscapes. Unlike most cone-bearing trees, it loses its foliage each winter. Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' is less vigorous than the species and grows to be a handsome tree with a narrow, conical habit, ideal for larger gardens or woodland. It performs best in full sun and moist soil, although is quite tolerant of most situations. Metasequoia glyptostroboides Gold Rush dawn redwood Gold Rush Give the gift of RHS membership. Other common names dawn redwood Gold Rush Family Cupressaceae Name Status Synonym. A fascinating and fast-growing deciduous conifer. Delicate and feathery compound foliage that is fern-like to the touch and begins the season pale green before turning deep green in summer and then the most unique shade of red-bronze in autumn. Bark develops deep fissures and unusual fluting with age. The dawn redwood is unmistakable.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Zones: Sunset 3 - 10 and 14 – 24, A3; USDA Hardiness 5 - 10

  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Resistant: Oak Root Fungus.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Medium.
  • Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
  • Health Hazard: None Known

Metasequoia Glyptostroboides Matthaei Broom


Metasequoia Glyptostroboides Seeds

SelecTree. 'Metasequoia glyptostroboides Tree Record.' 1995-2018. Feb 27, 2018.
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