Dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)


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Type

conifer tree icon

Conifer

Status

tree introduced into Canada

Introduced

Edible fruit/nut tree?

NO

Names

Latin (scientific) name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Common English name: Dawn redwood

Other names:

French name: Métaséquoia de Chine

Habitat

Originated in China and frequently planted in Europe and North America.

Other notes

Existed only in fossil records until some were found living in China in 1945.

Hardiness zone(s)

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b

  • Zone 0
  • Zone 1
  • Zone 2
  • Zone 3
  • Zone 4
  • Zone 5
  • Zone 6
  • Zone 7
  • Zone 8
  • Zone 9

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.

For more information on plant hardiness zones in Canada, visit Natural Resources Canada.

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