Dawn Redwood Bonsai Tree
Metasequoia glyptostroboides, Metasequoia (dawn redwood) is a fast-growing, deciduous tree, and the sole living species, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, is one of three species of conifers known as redwoods. It is native to the Sichuan– Hubei region of China. Although the least tall of the redwoods, it grows to at least 200 feet (60 meters) in height. Local villagers refer to the original tree from which most others derive as Shui-sa, or "water fir", which is part of a local shrine. Since that tree's rediscovery in 1944, the dawn redwood has become a popular ornamental.
Together with Sequoia sempervirens (coast redwood) and Sequoiadendron giganteum (giant sequoia) of California, Metasequoia is classified in the Cupressaceae subfamily Sequoioideae.
In bonsai cultivation dawn redwood is a fascinating tree. It's spring appearance, just as the new leaves emerge, is absolutely beautiful. In summer it has a beautiful feathery appearance and the tree will produce beautiful yellow autumn colour. In time the red trunk will produce very attractive flaking bark.
Keep redwood in full sun in summer. No winter protection is required to -5 Celsius. Re-pot infrequently using our No1 Bonsai soil mix in spring just as new green begins to appear. Water very well in summer and feed regularly using Green Dream Bonsai Tree Fertiliser.
Finding interesting redwood bonsai is very difficult. We had to sort through over a thousand trees to find just a few with special character. An extremely unusual redwood with a fantastic trunk. Early days but looking good and all the important elements are here, just needs time to refine.
12" tall from the top of it's bonsai pot. 12" wide overall.
Planted in a scruffy glazed bonsai pot that is damaged and will need changing next spring.
The subject pictured is the EXACT plant we will send you. Appearance may vary depending upon the season.
In stock and available for delivery within two or three working days.
Price including secure packaging and U.K delivery* £94.00
*Price includes delivery to any U.K mainland address (except Highlands and Islands).
Not available for shipping outside the European Union (ie: the USA). Importing plants without correct permissions can land you with a VERY big fine or prison time.
We do not provide cultural information for this tree other than the above (relevant to the UK climate only). Please ensure you have the skills and facilities to care for this plant in your location before you decide to purchase.
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