This Redwood is of great botanical interest.
It was discovered in China in the 1940s before which the genus consisted only of fossilised forms.
A deciduous conifer it has rapidly established itself as a huge urban and rural favourite.
Often confused with Taxodium it is quite different if they are seen together at close quarters.
Very large and statuesquely pyramidal it makes a grand park or specimen tree but is also good for streets and avenues with a clear stem.
It has spongy shaggy bark and its pale green feathery foliage turns brown in autumn.
The Dawn Redwood is tolerant of air pollution but needs a moist soil in its first year to establish successfully.
Mature heights and crown spread can vary depending on environmental conditions
Mature height: 20m+
Mature spread: 4-8m