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JAC51JAC51 Posts: 174
hi, I saw this tree at Harlow Carr at the weekend and was very taken with it. Anyone have any idea of what it is? Many thanks 


  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,709
    edited April 2022
    Metasequoia glyptostroboides,...maybe the golden one.
     Metasequoia glyptostroboides Gold Rush...common name Dawn redwood.
    Fab tree.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    Here's the trunk of my dawn redwood, planted in 1996, and not as 'clean' as in @Silver surfer's photo, but so full of character, ( and moss....)
    I love the autumn colour, here it turns a cinnamon shade before dropping the needles.
    A favourite, for sentimental reasons, but also for its shape, colour and the fascinating story of its 'discovery' in China.
  • JAC51JAC51 Posts: 174
    wow thank you @silversurfer and @Woodgreen that is the tree. I was sort of thinking I would try and get a small one and keep it in a big pot.. didn’t realise it was such a big tree! Not very practical for a 30’ x 40” garden! Love yours
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