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 Name||Dawn Redwood|
|Latin Name||Metasequoia glyptostrobodies|
|Commercial Name||SHAW’S LEGACY|