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METASEQUOIA glyptostroboides
Dawn Redwood


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:: Taxodiaceae :: METASEQUOIA :: glyptostroboides
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Main asset

Majestic Conifer with tormented red trunk, very ornamental. Because of its development and requirements, it is reserved for large parks, at the edge of a pond, and with sufficiently summer humid climate. Growth is rapid at the juvenile stage (1 m per year).


The genus Metasequoia is very old, the species is considered as a relic and was only discovered in 1943 in China.

Large deciduous Conifer of Asian origin, with flattened pinnate linear leaves, soft green becoming coppery in autumn. The reddish bark is fibrous, and forms strips after a few years.

  • Uses: specimen, park, bank, edge of pond

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: conical
  • Height: 30 m x 5 m (100 ft x 16 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: spring

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : red
  • Foliage shape: paripinate
  • Foliage colour: medium green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: copper yellow
  • Flowers shape: small
  • Flowers colour: yellow
  • Forme des fruits : cones
  • Couleur des fruits : green then brown


  • Soil type: acidic, drained, never dry
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 25 °C (-13 °F - USDA zone 5b)