Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
Mature/Tall Dawn Redwood Options Explained
125-150 cm : Usually in a 5-12 litre container
180-240 cm : Usually in a 7-15 litre container
(RB)Girth 10-12cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 300-360cm tall.
(RB)Girth 12-14cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 360-420cm tall.
(RB)Girth 14-16cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 420-480cm tall.
(RB)Girth 16-18cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 480-540cm tall.
*Heights are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth.
Once a mature Dawn Redwood is over around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm (roughly 12-18months growth), the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is a more clear stem with a Standard.
Metasequoia Glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood
The Dawn Redwood Tree Metasequoia Glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood hails from China. A non-evergreen (deciduous) conifer, it has been widely planted in Britain due to attractive conical shape and attractive orange autumn needle colour. This tree is also well-suited for planting in damp sheltered sites and is considered a quick grower. They are tall and slim with sparse branches so do not block out lots of light.
The name Metasequoia literally means "like a Seqoia" and came from Dr. Shigeru Miki from Kyoto University. Hopefully naming privileges will be removed from him so we don't have other tree names like "Bit Oakish" and "Reminds me of holiday I once had".
A mature Metasequoia Glyptostroboides is a meaningful present for births, weddings, civil ceremonies,funerals etc and we suggest buying as many as possible because the profit margin is pretty good on these.
Apparently an endangered tree so if you see a BBC documentary maker in your garden, that could be why.
A large tree so expect a height of in excess of 6 metres after 10 years and over 35m at full maturity. If you think that is particularly large then view it as not as bad as 50m.
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Planting Metasequoia Glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood
Hardy down to minus 20 degrees centigrade and can be planted in exposed or sheltered positions with full sun. Moist but well draining sites preferred in chalk, clay, loam or sandy soils with acid to alkaline PH values. It will tolerate water logged sites which sounds to us the same way you tolerate the in-laws i.e. our life won't be ruined by them coming round by we are happier when they don't. Performs particularly well in the South of UK due to the warmth.
Possibly Brain Numbing Facts About Our Metasequoia Glyptostroboides Dawn Redwood Trees
Due to the amount of cognitive ability and tongue coordination required to pronounce the words "Metasequoia Glyptostroboides" it is frequently used as a sobriety test by police forces based in Nottrue Land, especially those working in the fictional duristiction of Gulible County.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Dawn Redwood Trees
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Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.