Gold Rush Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'
Pronunciation: met-uh-see-KWOY-uh glip-toh-stroh-BOY-deez
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 50 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide in 20 years; 80 to 100 ft. tall with age.|
|Special Features||Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||Use 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.|
|Companion Plants||Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo); Japanese Maple (Acer); Dogwood (Cornus); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe)|
|Care||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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