Fast-Growing, Graceful Living History Dawn Redwood
Like most redwoods, the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia, glyptostroboides) is massive, but what sets this elegant and graceful tree apart from other redwoods is its fast-growing nature and delightful leaves. If you need some extra shade or if you want to make a real impression on the neighborhood, this tree can do that for you.
This ancient tree has stuck around for 50 million years but, unfortunately, is on the endangered species list.
This gentle giant has soft and delicate foliage. Its tiny leaves are fernlike and attractive. This massive redwood's leaves resemble those of a deciduous tree and have the texture of feathery ferns.
Dawn Redwood leaves transform over the course of the year. They're spritely green in spring and deepen to a rich and handsome green in summer. As fall arrives, these dainty leaves, once again, change color from orange to red to brown. Dawn Redwood cones are adorable and interesting.
This tree would look fantastic in a large front or backyard.
It has a pristine pyramidal shape that makes it quite attractive. Its branches grow horizontally and they begin at the trunk, right next to the ground, so this tree always looks established, even when just a few years old. If you want to walk beneath this beautiful behemoth, you can always trim its bottom branches.
The Dawn Redwood grows best when it's planted in full sun with well-drained soil.
As one of the fastest growing trees, you can enjoy the shade this lovely redwood has to offer within just a few years. Do your part to preserve this tree's legacy by planting one in your yard or commercial property. You'll enjoy its lovely nature and how much character it will add to your landscape. Order one from us today!
- A Giant Among Trees
- Grows Rapidly
- Seasonal Color Transformations
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
About Plant Sentry™
Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.
This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Botanical Name||Metasequoia glyptostroboides|
|Mature Height||50 - 90 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 25 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Not Showy|