Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
Dawn Redwood is a large deciduous conifer which needs plenty of space to reach its full potential.
This ancient species was considered to be extinct until a small group were discovered in China in 1944. Whilst it has been widely planted throughout the world since then it is still carries the endangered status by the IUCN.
It has bright green needles which are light and feathery – quite similar in appearance to Coastal Redwood. The foliage turns to fiery shades of orange and brown in the Autumn which provides a spectacular show of colour.
A great choice for avenue and parkland planting.