Dawn Redwood

Arbor walk #73, Treekeeper ID #2196

This conifer relative of the impressive sequoia redwoods is named after MO Botanical gardens director Dr. Raven and founder Henry Shaw. It has feather-like leaves and grows quickly in wet soils. The cultivar is different from normal Dawn Redwoods in that it has a pyramidal growth pattern, deeply furrowed bark, has better resistance to common leaf-disease, and low branching. These trees can grow to mature heights of 70 to 100 feet tall.

Common NameDawn Redwood
Latin NameMetasequoia glyptostrobodies
Indigenous Name(s)
Cultivar/Variety ‘Raven’
Commercial NameSHAW’S LEGACY

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How to identify Dawn Redwood

Relationship of Metasequoia glyptostrobodies to other species in the Arboretum

Global Distribution of Dawn Redwood

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