|Grid reference||ST 18591 79156|
|Common name||Dawn redwood|
|Height||24M February 2015|
|Girth||421cm February 2015|
This tree is in the old fernery enclosure, below the north end of the rock garden. It is reported to have been planted in 1949, one of the first Dawn redwoods to be planted in Britain.
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.