Gold Rush Dawn Redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||met-uh-see-KWOY-uh glip-toh-stroh-BOY-deez|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 50 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide in 20 years; 80 to 100 ft. tall with age.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Water Garden, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color|
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