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Dawn Redwood Tree

Dawn Redwood Tree
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Regular price $79.95 Sale price
  • 4-5 ft.
  • 5-6 ft.
  • 6-7 ft.

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Product Details

Growing Zones: 4-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

This plant may not thrive in your area

      4-8 outdoors
   Map 4-8 outdoors
Mature Height:
40-50 ft.
Mature Width:
20-30 ft.
Full Sun
Growth Rate:
Botanical Name:
Metasequoia glyptostroboides
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Product Description

Fast-Growing Tree, Even in Wet Soil

Why Dawn Redwood Trees?

Year-round interest, versatility, and easy growth (even in wet soil) are just a click away with the Dawn Redwood Tree. Not only does this tree deliver good looks almost anywhere, but it also couldn't be easier to plant and grow.

Unlike similar varieties, standing water is no problem for the Dawn Redwood. If you have low areas in your landscape that puddle after heavy rains, plant the Dawn. Most trees can't survive in this type of environment, but this tree loves it and soaks it all in to grow to amazing heights of up to 50 feet! 

You'll get amazing foliage and color without any hassle. The Dawn Redwood's beautiful, fern-like foliage develops in the spring, adding perfect green color to your landscape that thrives through the summer season. The majestic, fast-growing tree transitions in the fall to a gentle gold in homage to autumn.

Why is Better

When you order your Dawn Redwood Tree from Fast Growing Trees, you get a uniform pyramidal shape, easy shade, and dense foliage in no time. Especially since we've planted and grown your Dawn Redwood for months, ensuring that it's got the best chance of long-term success before it even arrives at your door.

Now, you reap the rewards of our hard work with better branching, healthier roots, and faster growth than ever before.

The promise of unmatched growth is just a click away...get your own Dawn Redwood Tree today!

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John H.
United States United States

Dawn Redwood review

Good but last name is Harper. Tree was received and has been planted very carefully and all directions were followed. Tree was very dry and so must be watched for signs of life this spring. For this reason, it is awkward to submit answers to the questions asked below.

United States United States

Both trees arrived in good shape and were in the ground within the hour after delivery

Hopefully it was arm enough for them to take root by spring If all works well I will be back for more! Come Spring!

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Colby K.
United States United States

Damn redwood

Tree arrived in great shape, healthy, and ready to plant. We will be buying from Fast Growing Trees again.

Colby King verified customer review of Dawn Redwood Tree
United States United States


Perfect. Gorgeous in my forest. May get another to help heal MotherEarth. Have three with this one, perhaps need fourth.

andrew p.
United States United States

40 year dawn redwood review ( READ)

After having dawn redwoods for 40 years+ just wanted to add my 2 cents to potential buyers. I live in eastern pennsylvania, the 4 trees I have flourish here. These are fast growing redwoods, so plant accordingly, too close to your house you will be cutting it down within 20 years, they will hit 70+ feet within 35 years and be the tallest trees in your neighborhood. The Roots do pierce that surface so they are not driveway or patio friendly, their wood is very brittle and soft so you will have lots of small and midsized branches after storms, on the other hand even though they are a brittle tree they are very storm sturdy, the fern like leaves let the air pass through them unlike maples and oaks so you will rarely have large branches break off. If they are near your storm gutters you will be cleaning them alot, the leaves do not all fall off whole in the fall, most of them segment into small individual needles, and the small cones and tassles then fall in the springtime. Overall they are beautiful trees just be aware where you plant them.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Plant your Redwood in well-draining soil and in a spot that receives full sun. Place in a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball. There's no need to amend the soil, but do add a thick layer of mulch around the base to retain moisture. 

2. Watering: Make sure your Dawn Redwood receives one inch of water each week, and more if you live in a dry, drought-prone area. Rain is usually enough to keep it hydrated, but you'll likely need to water once a week for the first couple of years.

Shipping Details

Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
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Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

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