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Metasequoia glyptostroboides

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Description

This is a large, fast-growing evergreen tree with attractive, feathery foliage that is easy to transplant. It is tolerant of pollution so can be used as a street tree. Needs plenty of room to grow as it can grow to be 25 feet wide. Does best in moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soils.

Japanese beetles will eat the foliage. 

 

 

Cultivars:
  • 'Ogon'
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#cones#large tree#fine texture#pyramidal#tsc#fast growing#cpp#deer resistant
Cultivars:
  • 'Ogon'
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#cones#large tree#fine texture#pyramidal#tsc#fast growing#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Metasequoia
    Species:
    glyptostroboides
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and western China
    Distribution:
    US
    Wildlife Value:
    This tree provides winter cover for birds, small mammals and deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 50 ft. 0 in. - 90 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Trees are monoecious, producing oval, light brown female cones (3/4” long) and pendant globose male cones (1/2” long).
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Description:
    Flowers not showy; 0.7-1 in. dark brown cones on long stalks
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are linear, feathery, fern-like foliage that is soft to the touch. Foliage emerges light green in spring, matures to deep green in summer and turns red-bronze in fall.
  • Bark:
    Bark Description:
    As the tree matures, the trunk broadens at the base and develops attractive and sometimes elaborate fluting. Bark on mature trees is often deeply fissured.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Pond
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Street Tree
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Wet Soil