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Metasequoia glyptostroboides Gold Rush


Dawn redwood

An elegant small tree with soft golden leaves

Elegant, upright, slightly weeping tree with soft, feathery leaves that turn from golden yellow in summer to buffy-orange before falling in autumn. The dark brown shaggy bark is an additional feature.


Prefers a sunny spot. Fairly slow growing so would fit a medium-sized garden, especially near water.


Loves a moist soil that does not dry out in summer. Hardy and quite happy in boggy soils where it will grow with minimal attention.

This golden variety was raised in Japan and introduced into cultivation in Europe in 1993

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Conifer
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Autumn
Evergreen No
Plant height 400 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, City garden, Courtyard garden, Coastal or drought resistant

Check store availability

Metasequoia gly goldrush 12 l £49.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From February to September