Dawn Redwood

Common Name: Dawn Redwood

Scientific Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Origin: China

Family: Cupressaceae

Bloom time: Non-blooming

This deciduous tree is a landmark at the intersection of the Orchard and the Edible Garden. Its notable cone shape is completely natural and requires no shaping from horticulturists.Though once common across the northern hemisphere, the dawn redwood was considered extinct upon its discovery in the 1940s. Since its rediscovery, the Metasequoia has become popular for ornamental use, as it can thrive in various environments including standing water and full sun.