Metasequoia glyptostroboides at Bute Park

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides
mid November 2015

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides
early October 2018

Grid reference ST 17752 76976
Common name Dawn redwood
Origin Central China
Deciduous Yes
Tag 2310
Height 24M November 2015
Girth 270cm November 2015
Reference 224

This tree is on the south edge of the Sunken Lawn.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides bark

Metasequoia glyptostroboides bark
January 2016

Metasequoia glyptostroboides leaf

Metasequoia glyptostroboides leaves
mid July 2016

Metasequoia glyptostroboides buds

Metasequoia glyptostroboides leaf buds
late November 2020

General tree description

Metasequoia glyptostroboides is a fast-growing deciduous conifer first discovered in the 1940s and introduced in Britain in 1949. It has a pyramidal shape and can reach a height of 35 metres by the age of 50. The bark is orange-red or brown and vertically fissured. The leaves are feathery bright green, turning rusty brown in autumn. Fruits (cones) are brown, ovoid, 1.5 to 2.5 cm long.