Dawn Redwood

#34 - Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

This fast-growing conifer was known only by fossil records before being discovered growing in China in 1941. It is handsome both as a single specimen and in groupings as you see here. The needles turn bronze in the fall, then drop off, only to emerge in new clusters of bright green the next spring. The shape stays pyramidal, and the bark becomes dark and fissured with age.

Dawn Redwood
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