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Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) potted tree, organic

$20.00

Family:  Cyprus (Cupressaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

Deciduous coniferous tree native to Hubei province in China, capable of reaching a height of 165 feet. A living fossil descended from trees that lived in association with the dinosaurs, resurrected only recently from near extinction.  The trees are related to our giant redwoods and achieve a handsome, pyramidal shape.  Excellent choice for roomy landscapes, parks and drives.   Tree prefers moist, well-drained soil and sun to part shade.  Space trees 60 feet apart.

Please note:  These are barren in the winter and bear lovely soft fronds in spring through fall.

Potted tree, certified organically grown

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  1. Tim Child

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    Tim Child

    Do you know what the reason is for the general rule among redwoods that you never trim them?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Actually you can prune them if you want, but the natural triangular shape of a free-growing dawn redwood cannot be improved upon with shears. Sometimes people cut off the lower branches if they are in the way. Bonsai’d dawn redwoods are severely pruned back.

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    Tim Child

    I have heard that there is a general rule among redwoods that you never trim them is that true?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      yes

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