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Gold Rush Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'

This fast-growing, pyramidal conifer has soft fern-like gold foliage that tends to not burn in full sun. In spring, the needles emerge nearly chartreuse-yellow, hold their color well into summer, then turn orange brown in fall before dropping. Deeply fissured bark provides winter interest. Makes a fine hardy specimen tree. Deciduous.
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Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationmet-uh-see-KWOY-uh glip-toh-stroh-BOY-deez
Average Size at MaturityReaches 50 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide in 20 years; 80 to 100 ft. tall with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasUse it as the centerpiece of a jungle-style garden, in traditional woodlands or as part of an Asian scheme. It is most attractive around water gardens but beware of needle litter. Best used as a single specimen out in the natural landscape or treat as a museum piece in a sheltered courtyard or entry garden.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorChartreuse
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsMaidenhair Tree (Ginkgo); Japanese Maple (Acer); Dogwood (Cornus); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe)

Thrives in most soil types but prefers deep, moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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