- One of the fastest-growing trees available
- Grows up to 4 feet per year
- Easily transplanted
- Fine, feathery leaves
- Grows to 70' to 100' with 25' spread
- Zones 5 to 8
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
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Zones 5 - 8
The Dawn Redwood can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Dawn Redwood falls into the following type(s): Shade Trees
70' - 100' High
The Dawn Redwood grows to be 70' - 100' feet in height.
The Dawn Redwood has a spread of about 25' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]
This redwood does well in full sun.
The Dawn Redwood grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, wet, clay soils.
This redwood has pyramidal shape.
The Dawn Redwood tree is a beautiful tree in parks, golf courses and other sites large enough to accommodate its size. On good sites, it's growth is rapid, with one tree in Virginia having reached 120 feet in 30 years! It is relatively care-free and is a tough and beautiful specimen tree in any large landscape, and always a conversation piece thanks to its history.
The Dawn Redwood provides winter cover for birds, small mammals and deer.
The Dawn Redwood is a living testimony to the surprises still to be found in nature. When dinosaurs roamed the earth, it is believed that trees in the Redwood family were very abundant. Today, only 9 genera and 15 species exist. Dawn Redwood was one of those known only as a fossil until 1948 when it was discovered growing in a remote valley of the Szechwan province in China. Seeds were shipped to the Arnold Arboretum and the species has been disseminated worldwide.
This Redwood can withstand some flooding and prefers moist soil conditions, but has some drought tolerance.
Fine and feathery in appearance, opposite in arrangement, flattened and about 1/2 inch long and 1/16 inch wide. Bright green above with a narrowly grooved mid vein. Easily confused with a Bald Cypress, but look on the latter for the leaves to be spirally arranged on the branchlets.
Not showy, male flowers up to 12 inches long.
April to May.
The fruit is elongated, round 1/2 inch to 1 inch, and brown. Cones hang down on long stalks.
An ancient tree that knew the dinosaurs, but is well-suited to modern landscape plantings. Likes full sun, is easily transplanted. Deciduous. Prefers moist, deep, well-drained soils. One of the fastest-growing trees available. Grows to 70' to 100', with a 25' spread. (Zones 5-8)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.