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Metasequoia glyptostroboides

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More About Metasequoia glyptostroboides

  • Deciduous, coniferous tree that grows in a conical shape
  • Soft, flat, green needles turn bronze in the fall
  • Use as a specimen, for screening, or in a group setting

Zone:

4

Height:

12-15 m

Spread:

7-8 m
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Dawn Redwood Growing and Maintenance Tips

While metasequoia have the appearance of an evergreen, they shed their needles every fall. Typically branched to the ground, they can be pruned up to expose the trunk.


Metasequoia glyptostroboides Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Moist to Wet Soils

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous conifer

Habit

Tree form
Conical
Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Bronze
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Taxodium distichum

Taxodium distichum

Common Bald Cypress

Larix decidua

Larix decidua

European Larch