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Redwood metasequoia

Review Notes: Preferred common name: dawn redwood
Ultimate Height: 15m
Ultimate Spread: 12m
Time to ultimate height: 20-50 year(s)

Metasequoia is a large deciduous tree with reddish-brown fibrous bark and soft, pale green linear leaves arranged in two ranks on the shoots, colouring beautifully in autumn.

M. glyptostroboides is a vigorous deciduous conifer making a large, narrowly conical tree to 25m, with flat sprays of narrow, pale green leaves that turn brownish-pink and yellow in autumn. Cones and flowers insignificant.

Pruning No pruning required.

Pests Generally pest free.
Diseases Generally disease free.
Soil Acid, Alkaline or Neutral. Moist but well-drained or poorly-drained. Chalk, Clay, Loam or Sand.

Aspect All aspects. Exposed or Sheltered.
Propagation Propagate by seed , hardwood or semi-hardwood cuttings.
Foliage: Brown, Pink and Yellow in Autumn.
Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous.

Suggested Plant Uses: Low Maintenance.

Supplied Height Approx 12" 1.95 + P&P







Plant Type:- Tree

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