|Grid reference||ST 17752 76976|
|Common name||Dawn redwood|
|Height||24M November 2015|
|Girth||270cm November 2015|
This tree is on the south edge of the Sunken Lawn.
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.