Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia Glyptostroboides
The Dawn Redwood is a deciduous conifer that is native to China. Its leaves are bright green and feathery in appearance. They turn bright copper red in the fall before falling off. It produces cones that are box shaped and hang on long stalks. The state champion tree of Colorado is growing in our valley and is doing well in our climate. Dawn redwoods could grow to 65 feet tall and 25 feet wide in our urban forest.