Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Also called the Dawn Redwood, this fast-growing deciduous conifer is native to China, but is also grown ornamentally in the United States where it is valued for its attractive form, bark, and foliage. Trees can grow up to 50 m tall and have characteristic buttressed trunks. Metasequoia glyptostroboides is the only living species in its genus.

Habitat:Planted as an ornamental, growing in full sun.
Growth Habit:Deciduous, coniferous tree, growing 21-30 m tall or higher.
Bloom Time:Spring.
Presence in US:DC MD MN NY PA VA
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