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Metasequoia glyptostroboides

 
FAMILY Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)
DESCRIPTION Though dawn redwood, a living fossil, is a popular ornamental tree today, experts presumed it extinct for decades, evidenced only in 10 million year old fossils. But in 1941, Chinese forester T. Kan discovered a tree unlike any he'd ever seen while exploring the remote heart of rural China. It was a living specimen of dawn redwood, a discovery giving way to Metasequoia, an entirely new plant genus. Introduced to the United States in 1948, this unique wetland species now graces many parts of campus, where its reddish bark, distinctive fluted trunk, and golden fall color make it unique among conifers.

Full sun; Tolerates wet to medium water conditions.

Hardiness Zones 4-8
RANGE Central and Western China

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides

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1 2012-8348*A 2012 O31.2
2 2012-8236*A 2012 N33.1
3 2012-7947*A 2012 M38.1
4 2012-7779*A 2012 N30.3
5 2012-7744*A 2012 O37.3
6 2012-7551*A 2012 O31.4
7 2012-7464*A 2012 M29.1
8 2012-7459*A 2012 N33.1
9 2012-7414*A 2012 M31.2
10 2012-7282*A 2012 N39.4

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