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The foliage of Metasequoia glyptostroboides
The foliage of Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Metasequoia glyptostroboides autumn foliage
A bark of a mature specimen of Metasequoia glyptostroboides showing autumn colour
Metasequoia glyptostroboides in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
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Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Dawn Redwood

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides is an interesting deciduous conifer which is the last species remaining of the Genus Metasequoia.  Previously this Genus only consisted in fossilised form until the Dawn Redwood was discovered in China in the late 1940’s.

This tree is often confused with Taxodium, the Swamp Cypress, as it has similar feathery, needle like, bright green foliage that turns a beautiful golden, orange brown in the autumn time.  The bark is a deep drown red in colour and extremely spongy and shaggy in appearance.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides is an extremely fast growing and large specimen at maturity which forms an impressive and statuesque specimen that will make its mark on any landscape.  It is a tough tree that will grow well on most soils, preferring the soil to be moist for the first couple of years after planting, so bare this in mind with your watering regime post planting.

This large and interesting tree can grow to great heights, potentially reaching around 60m, over many years.  In the UK it has fast secured itself as a useful large urban tree, as it is tough and can withstand air pollution.  Generally it is best to ensure that Dawn Redwood has plenty of room, planted in an estate, parkland or very large garden.  It is the perfect choice to make an impact on the sky line, as its distinct and unusually large stature will ensure it is a sight to behold all year round.

Mature Height: 20m+

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Autumn, Summer,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Bark interest,

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Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.