The Metasequoia, or Dawn Redwood, is an ancient species that was thought to be extinct for some time. Like a bald cypress, this is a deciduous conifer that will drop its foliage in winter. This is a strong-growing species that really lends itself to forest plantings. Grown from seed at Kaede Bonsai-en, these trees are well established in 2 1/4" containers.
Common Name(s): Metasequoia, Dawn Redwood
Latin Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Type: Deciduous Conifer
Native to: China
Climate: Hardy in Zones 4-8, this species thrives in a wide range of climates.
Care: The Dawn Redwood backbuds well, especially when young. To stimulate lower branching, one can cut the tree back after the first flush of foliage has hardened off.
Size: 8-12"Notes: This is a deciduous tree and therefore will not have foliage during the winter.