Metasequoia glyptostroboides Gold Rush
dawn redwood 'Golden Oji'
'Gold Rush' is a deciduous conifer of narrowly conical outline when young, with soft, flat needles that are bright yellow when young, becoming greenish-yellow with age and turning dull yellow to buff in autumn
Other common namesdawn redwood [Gold Rush]
dawn redwood 'Ogon'
SynonymsMetasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ōgon'
Metasequoia glyptostroboides Golden Mantle
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Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spread2.5–4 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Metasequoia is a large deciduous tree with reddish-brown fibrous bark and soft, pale green linear leaves arranged in two ranks on the shoots, colouring beautifully in autumn
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moist but well-drained soil. Tolerant of waterlogged soils. Excellent specimen tree grows quickly to considerable height
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- City and courtyard gardens
- Flower borders and beds
No pruning required
Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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