Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood

This fast-growing deciduous conifer is simply breathtaking!

Gorgeous fall foliage and preference for damp, soggy soil make it a natural fit in many gardens!

Item # 47422
Ships in Spring at the proper planting time for your zone. View Schedule
Buy 3+ at $17.95 ea
Buy 6+ at $16.95 ea
Item Form
4 - 8
Plant Height
70 ft - 100 ft
Plant Width
15 ft - 25 ft
Additional Characteristics
Award Winner, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Heirloom
Foliage Color
Burgundy, Medium Green, Red
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Moisture Requirements
Moist, well-drained, Wet
Soil Tolerance
Clay, Normal, loamy
Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Privacy, Specimen
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Review Summary
(Based on 5 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0


Fast grower
Steve Conrad from SC wrote on July 26, 2014

I put these trees (2) in the ground in the spring of 2013. They were about 18" tall in their pots, since then I have given them 4 applications of Milorganite (two handfuls each time) up until now, JUly 2014. The trees were 2.5 feet when I put them in, they are now almost 7 feet and look beautiful, just as advertised.

dawn redwood
Robert Agee from IN wrote on February 03, 2013

Outstanding, tough, easy to grow tree. Have grown the 'Sheridan Spire' cultivar in zone 5 for approximately 10 years with no real problems. It is about 20' tall.

Great for my area!
Lynn from TX wrote on May 24, 2012

Love, love, love this tree! It is fast growing and very beautiful. Takes the heat and humidity here (Houston, Texas area).

Redwoods in Louisiana? You must be kidding ...
Diane Cook from LA wrote on May 01, 2012

I am in NE Louisiana, zone 8. While browsing the tree section of my local nursery, I chose 3 nice Bald Cypress and saw the Dawn Redwood, almost mistaking it for a cypress tree. When I inquired and was told it was a redwood, I knew I had to have it! I planted it about a month ago, and it measured 8 ft. after I got it in the ground. It has already added about 6 inches in height and has new lateral growth as well. Keeping it watered well. We have a pond in the backyard and I will be adding 2 or 3 of these around the edge. Beautiful tree!!!

My metasequoia
Will Kern from IN wrote on April 10, 2012

I planted the tree many years ago. 50ft or so now. I was facinated by its history. I have a young upright form growing now.