Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Dawn Redwood

 Plant Type:
 Hardiness:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Foliage:
Green (Lustrous bright green soft needles in the summer); Orange (Fall color can be an excellent orange-brown to red-brown)
 Fruit:
Brown (Round cones beginning green and maturing brown)
 Ultimate Height:
70-100 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
25-50 feet
 Light Requirements:
 Soil:
Widely adapted to soils; tolerates extended flooding
 Range:
Central China
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Pinnately compound leaves are comparable to those of Taxodium distichum, except oppositely arranged with leaflets placed opposite, with rounded tips, and a distinct groove on top (adaxial). Also has "arm-pit" like depressions below branches that distinguish it from Taxodium distichum.

Additional Information

More tolerant of different sites than Taxodium distichum (Common Baldcypress). Prefers moist sites and can grow in water. Japanese beetles will feed on foliage. Does not like chalky soils with high pH.

When Metasequoia glyptostroboides has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University

No Flowering Observations Available

Fruiting

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

29 Metasequoia glyptostroboides found

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= Heritage plant = Memorial plant
Number Accession ID Location
12009_13683*AHORTPARK
22009_13396*AHORTPARK
Heritage Plant
32009_13685*AHORTPARK
Heritage Plant
42009_13684*AHORTPARK
52023_00029*AMTHW
62023_00029*BMTHW
72023_00029*CMTHW
82023_00029*DMTHW
92023_00029*EMTHW
102023_00049*APKRF
Heritage Plant
Dedicated/Memorial Plant
112023_00374*ADLR
122023_00451*ADANL
132023_00451*BDANL
142023_00451*CDANL
152023_00451*DDANL
162023_00451*EDANL
172023_00451*FDANL
182023_00451*GMTHW
192023_00749*AWADE
202023_00749*BWADE
212023_00749*CWADE
222023_00749*DWADE
232023_00749*EWADE
242023_00749*FWADE
252023_00749*GWADE
262023_00749*HWADE
272023_00749*IWADE
282023_00786*ABIND
292023_00786*BBIND

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