Redwood Tree

What are your thoughts about a dawn redwood tree for Zone 5 in Southern NH? Would like fast growing but don't want to be 70 by the time it grows. What are the specifics on this tree? thanks
Submitted by pam6909

Hi Pam,

 

Thanks for writing. I have a dawn redwood (Metasequoia) in my yard and it grows just fine. I don't really have any complaints about my tree or the species in general.

 

Things to watch out for include:

  • It doesn't tend to do well in especially dry soil
  • It doesn't like alkaline soil (acidic soil is much better for it)
  • It's susceptible to a lot of damage by Japanese beetles

 

Learn more here: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/tree/dawn-redwood/

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com


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