Deciduous conifers which were discovered in China as late as 1941; until then it was thought that the tree had become extinct.
Metasequoia can grow very rapidly and is therefore suitable only for reasonably large gardens.
Nutritious, adequately damp soil, loamy or sandy.
From time to time apply some dung.
From imported, or from which take very easily in winter or summer.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides: Height to 20 m, pyramidal habit, rough, grey-brown bark, peeling in mature specimens. Theare 2.5 cm long and 2 mm across, fresh green. The pointed buds for the following year are already visible close to the base of these shoots. Mature trees develop small, cylindrical cones.