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Dawn Redwood Planting Mix

Helps your Dawn Redwood get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ (DIEHARD™) Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 4-8

Growing Zones 4-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-8
(green area above)

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Mature Height:

40-50 ft.

Mature Width:

20-30 ft.


Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

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Got Wet Soil? Try the Dawn Redwood!

Those low areas - that puddle after heavy rains - will kill almost any tree, except Dawn Redwoods.

Even grows in standing water.

Dawn Redwoods are considered by many to be the Fastest Growing Conifer. Under ideal conditions they have been reported to grow up to 5 feet per year.

Once very hard-to-find trees, but recent demand has boosted cultivation so that everyone can have access to this beautiful tree!

The Dawn Redwood's beautiful, fern-like foliage develops in the spring and turns a gentle gold in the fall.

Great when planted alone as an ornamental tree or in groupings.

A great tree for borders and fence lines.

Grows consistently into a pyramidal form and makes an attractive shade tree.

Plant away from foundations and plan for it eventually being a large tree.

Adaptable to almost any soil - except desert sand ... can withstand both moderate flooding and drought.

These unique trees are great in open spaces... but also look attractive in rows.

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Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
Low and behold my Dawn Redwood shot up 6 ft. the first year and every year after, so far. Now Dawn Redwoods are one of my favorite trees by far
December 31, 2012
Hardy and robust
Planted a Dawn Redwood in a swale so that it would get a good supply of water from season to season. The first year it grew just about 2 feet, which I thought was pretty good. It went through the first winter where we had temps down to -18 F. It came back strong in the spring and this year (so far) has grown about 3.5 feet. Has a great 'self-managing' shape, and in no more than two more years it will fill a substantial role in the landscape! Great tree - I'll be getting a couple more for next season!
September 4, 2014
a must for wet areas! My baby tree is growing beautifully and rapidly in a drainage area with lots of water. Basically it is holding my hill together with its roots and someday will shade my horse (its in a pasture). Horse has little interest in eating this tree, mustn't taste good or its too tough which is great. My parents have one that at 30 years of age stands over 80 feet tall. That big redwood survived Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent Nor'easter in coastal NJ while trees all around it snapped and broke. Great tree
December 31, 2012
The tree was well packed and arrived in terrific condition. The foliage on this tree is so beautiful the pictures don't do it justice! I can't wait to see how the Dawn Redwood does in our backyard.
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
Growth Rate
I love this tree
this is a very nice tree for kentucky. and a very storm resistant one. love this tree
December 1, 2014
cadiz, KY
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The Dawn Redwood arrived in perfect shape and a great deal of new growth showing. Just one of four trees purchased from Fast Growing Trees and everyone has been a great success.
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
Not enough time yet
I forgot it was deciduous. It's kinda bear right now, but has quite a few buds developing.
December 4, 2014
Onalaska, WA
1 year ago
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1 out of 3 is bad...
I ordered 3 of these trees in April, 2016. Two of the three arrived in poor condition and have since died. The one that looked healthy is doing great and I anticipate a beautiful tree. Working with Fast Growing now for refund. The rating is lower due to the death of 2 of the 3 trees.
June 11, 2016
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Love these trees they are so beautiful. They love water so if you have an area that is wet these trees will do well.
September 6, 2016
Usk, WA
over 2 years ago
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Growth Rate
After shocking it, its doubled in size over the course of 4 months.
The dawn redwood I received had some issues in shipping, so I was anxious to get it in the ground. I did not let it acclimate to light for long enough and scorched it a bit. Then it started to grow.

This tree species is amazing - it's doubled in size since we received it. I've had to prune to favor a leader twice, and it's almost like I never touched the plant.
September 19, 2016
Cranston, RI
6 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Dawn Redwood

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Dawn Redwood.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Dawn Redwood gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Dawn Redwood again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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I have a large corner lot on a heavy traffic road in a rural area. Trying to create a sound barrier.
Marianne C on Oct 18, 2016
The feathery leaves, height potential and shape that requires no maintenance.
Samantha S on Mar 9, 2016
I have a large corner lot on a heavy traffic road in a rural area. Trying to create a sound barrier.
Marianne C on Oct 18, 2016
To compliment my Green Giant and Cedar Deodar trees
Phil H on Sep 7, 2016
The feathery leaves, height potential and shape that requires no maintenance.
Samantha S on Mar 9, 2016
I needed a large evergreen for privacy.
tammy k on Mar 7, 2016
I have a couple more of these trees growing and doing well.
scott g on Mar 5, 2016
Because what's not to love about a towering, majestic redwood tree?!
Jason S on Jan 29, 2016
Cool tree, want to see how it grows in my area
Cheryl P on Jan 17, 2016
To compliment my Green Giant and Cedar Deodar trees
Phil H on Sep 7, 2016
I needed a large evergreen for privacy.
tammy k on Mar 7, 2016
How far apart should I plant dawn redwoods.?
Barbara V on Apr 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can space these about 10-15 ft apart.
Is this an evergreen?
Gina G on Sep 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Nope. Unlike all of its redwood brothers, it's deciduous, so it looses it's leaves. A beautiful tree though.
What time of year should these trees be planted?
J C John on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought and planted mine in the spring of 2015. It was still dormant and had not leafed out. It is doing very well, but I watered it diligently. I am sure that the fall would be the ideal time, just make sure you keep it watered so the roots do not dry out, even while it is dormant. It is a beautiful tree!
Are there any cons to this tree?
Ken M on Jan 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have had one Dawn Redwood for 2 years, and the other, from Fast Growing Trees, for 1. Both have grown. They really can grow in standing water. They're interesting because of their deciduous needles, but this also lets them add to the winter bleakness here in the Pacific Northwest. I was attracted to them because they do grow quickly, and because they were thought extinct for millions of years until a grove was found in China in the '40s. Overall, I'd say they're well worth the effort. I did have two others, though, that didn't survive. I don't know the difference location made.
Could this tree keep its needles ( and privacy screening ) during winter in our mild - Southern Oregon Coast? Sunset Zone - 17 National zone 9
Julie C on Oct 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No - they will drop. Go to dawnredwood dot org .

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