Gold Rush Dawn Redwood Tree
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Gold Rush Dawn Redwood Tree
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Growth Facts

Gold Rush Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'
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This ain’t no fools gold! With breathtaking yellow-chartreuse foliage, Gold Rush Dawn Redwood is an absolute stunner! The pyramidal shape and multi-colored green to yellow delicate fern foliage will just wow you in elegance! This year-round wonder gets its name from its shining gold transformation come fall emerging through the red bark. Make it the perfect backdrop for all your family photos! If you have low levels in your landscape with standing water, Gold Rush will beautify it while happily soaking up that water. This refined deciduous tree is good as gold!

Growth Facts

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The Story

In the early part of the 20th century scientists were perplexed by fossils of mysterious “redwood-like” trees that they found throughout North America and Asia. It wasn’t until 1941 when a Chinese forester discovered a small grove of unusual trees in Central China that the puzzle would be solved. A few years later, specimens of this tree would be sent to Professor Hu Hsen Hsu in Beijing. Professor Hu remembered reading an article about the redwood-like fossils and realize they had found a living specimen of that tree. He began shipping the seeds around the world to preserve the species, and just in time. Shortly after, the Communist Party took over power in China and closed trade with the United States.

The Details

The majestic Gold Rush Dawn Redwood grows up to 50 feet tall! As it grows closer to the sun, don’t worry about its foliage as it is heat resistant and won’t burn.

How to Grow

Anyone can grow this tree, plain and simple. Gold Rush Dawn Redwood is not very fussy; they like full sun and will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, even slightly wet soil. Dawn Redwoods are free of any major pest problems as well. The one requirement I would like to point out is to give it plenty of room to grow. They can grow up to 100 feet tall! To help your Dawn Redwood along a little bit, you can give it a little “juice.” For the first 3 or 4 years, as it’s getting established, apply a yearly dose of a medium rate fertilizer during fall. Dawn Redwoods are so easy to grow that they don’t even need to be pruned! Just plant it and watch it grow.

Size Guide

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Size C Trees:

8-10' tall. A giant grown and shipped in our #25 tree container. Strong single stem with caliper 1.75-2" . Fully branched to the ground. Bower & Branch growers outperform all others by far.

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Gold Rush Dawn Redwood Tree
Gold Rush Dawn Redwood Leaf