Metasequoia- Dawn Redwood

Deciduous conifers which were discovered in China as late as 1941; until then it was thought that the tree had become extinct.

Situation:

Metasequoia can grow very rapidly and is therefore suitable only for reasonably large gardens.

Soil:

Nutritious, adequately damp soil, loamy or sandy.

From time to time apply some dung.

Propagation:

From imported seed, or from cuttings which take very easily in winter or summer.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides: Height to 20 m, pyramidal habit, rough, grey-brown bark, peeling in mature specimens. The leaves are 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.

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