Metasequoia glyptostroboides at Roath Park Lake

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Metasequoia glyptostroboides
mid August 2015

Grid reference ST 18478 79866
Common name Dawn redwood
Origin Central China
Deciduous Yes
Planted c.1990
Height 15.5M August 2015
Girth 193cm August 2015
Reference 253

This tree is on the west side, just south of Beatty Avenue and opposite 175-177 Lake Road West.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides bark

Metasequoia glyptostroboides bark
August 2015

Metasequoia glyptostroboides foliage

Metasequoia glyptostroboides foliage
mid August 2015

Metasequoia glyptostroboides foliage2

Metasequoia glyptostroboides foliage
early October 2015

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.