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Metasequoia glyptostroboides

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Dawn Redwood 

FAMILY: CUPRESSACEAE

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood

About Dawn Redwood at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native to provinces of Sichuan and Hubei, China.

  • Tree was thought extinct until rediscovered by botanists in 1941 and introduced to U.S. in 1948 as seeds.

  • Height can reach 165’ in native habitat.

  • Deciduous conifer with opposite leaves.

  • Cones are 1” long and resemble coast redwood cones.

  • Fall color is apricot/gold before fall leaf drop.

  • #254 was planted from seed in 1948. The planter was Ruth Hansen, a founder of the American Rhododendron Society, the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, and the Oregon Native Plant Society.

  • #313 was the first tree to bear cones in the Western hemisphere in 8 million years.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
246

2562 SW Hillcrest Dr

Private, Rear Yard

55' Height

29' Spread

9.2' Circ.

This tree is visible from Ravenswood Dr.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
253

1617 NE Brazee St

Private, Front Yard

75' Height

33' Spread

8.9' Circ.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
254

3515 N Lombard St

Private, Rear Yard

70' Height

25' Spread

8.5' Circ.

This tree is partially visible N Lombard St and N Wabash Ave. It was planted from seed in 1948 by Ruth Hansen, a founder of the American Rhododendron Society, the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, and the Oregon Native Plant Society.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
306

Upper Macleay Park

Portland Parks & Recreation

75' Height

35' Spread

11' Circ.

This row of trees is visible to the west of the entrance of the main parking area on NW Cornell.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
313

SW Bary Ln. in Hoyt Arboretum

Portland Parks & Recreation

103' Height

33' Spread

10.6' Circ.

This tree is in an Oregon Heritage Tree. It was the first Dawn Redwood to bear cones in the Western hemisphere in 8 million years.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
325

4600 SW Maplewood Dr

Private, Yard

72' Height

41' Spread

7.1' Circ.

At the site of former William Borsch & Son and Saxton & Wilson Nursery Planted in 1955.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
326

4600 SW Maplewood Dr

Private, Yard

76' Height

49' Spread

9.0' Circ.

At the site of former William Borsch & Son and Saxton & Wilson Nursery. Planted in 1955.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood
356

6805 NE 32nd Ave

Private, Rear Yard

86' Height

42' Spread

15.1' Circ.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides - Dawn Redwood