Herb: Dawn Redwood


Latin name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides


Family: Taxodiaceae (Redwood Family)



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Tree

Height:
15 m
(49 feet)

Flovering:
February
to March

Habitat of Dawn Redwood:

Ravines and banks of streams in Hupeh and Szechwan. Riparian habitats on valley floors and in moist ravine bottoms, on acidic, montane yellow-earth soils in regions with moderate climate.

Other uses of the herb:

Plants can be grown as a tall hedge. Plants have an extensive root system and so they are used to stabilize river banks and paddy field walls.

Propagation of Dawn Redwood:

Seed - sow late winter in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature wood, late autumn in a frame. Very easy.

Cultivation of the herb:

Ravines and banks of streams in Hupeh and Szechwan. Riparian habitats on valley floors and in moist ravine bottoms, on acidic, montane yellow-earth soils in regions with moderate climate.

Medicinal use of Dawn Redwood:

None known

Known hazards of Metasequoia glyptostroboides:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.