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Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon'

Dawn Redwood
Zone: 10a, 10b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Plant Category: Conifers
Height: Minimum 70 feet , Maximum 100 feet
Width: Minimum 15 feet , Maximum 25 feet
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This gorgeous, golden-foliage, Japanese selection of the living fossil tree, dawn redwood is somewhat less monsterous in size than its green kin. Medium to fast growing. eventually to 100' tall x 15' wide in as many years. Full to part sun with adequate summer water and well-drained soil. Winter deciduous. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.

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Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:20 PM

A really beautiful tree: it's not just its golden color (which is, indeed, fine) but it's overall lushness... even in full sun ; heat; not as fast or as large as the species but with similar rose-orange fall color. SUN/Med


Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:20 PM

Brilliant gold new growth in spring on upright branches of reddish-tan. Architectural trunk with undulating ridges with age. Apricot fall color. Large tree.


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