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Introduction to Dawn (or Chinese) Redwood
(Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

By J. Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Buy Coast Redwood Coast Redwood: A Natural and Cultural History by Michael G. Barbour (Editor), et al. Refers to dawn redwoods as well as coast redwoods. Buy 'Discovered Alive: The Story of the Chinese Redwood' Book Review of Discovered Alive: The Story of the Chinese Redwood by William Gittlen (Pierside Publications).

Why we care about the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides).

Metasequoia is a fascinating international tree. Native only to China, it is grown as a guest tree world-wide and especially in California:

Recognizing Metasequoia glyptostroboides.

There may be a Metasequoia in your neighborhood. Look for these features (and for more details see Discovered Alive: The Story of the Chinese Redwood by William Gittlen. Pierside Publications):

Where to see Metasequoia glyptostroboides.

How to Grow.

See How to Grow a Dawn Redwood, where Scott Peden suggests an approach to growing your own Dawn Redwood tree from seeds.

For More Information.

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