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Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Once thought extinct, dawn-redwood is native to Asia and is considered one of three conifers classified as redwoods (the others are the giant sequoia and coast redwood trees in the western United States). Capable of heights over 100 feet, dawn-redwood has a conical crown and a large straight trunk. Well-suited for long drives or streets, it can be found in urban areas and estates throughout Delaware.

Dawn-redwood has flat leaflets arranged opposite one another. It is one of the few conifers to shed its needles during winter (the others are baldcypress and larch).

Dawn redwood     Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Location Points C.B.H. Height Crown
Winterthur, Wilmington 324 210 98 63
Mt. Cuba Center, Greenville 317 162 140 60
212 Clayton Avenue, Clayton 282 179 87 63