dawn redwood


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dawn redwood

n.
A coniferous Chinese tree (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) having deciduous, flat, opposite leaves and small globular cones. It is widely cultivated in North America and Europe.

dawn redwood

n
(Plants) a deciduous conifer, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, native to China but planted in other regions as an ornamental tree: family Taxodiaceae. Until the 1940s it was known only as a fossil

met•a•se•quoi•a

(ˌmɛt ə sɪˈkwɔɪ ə)

n., pl. -quoi•as.
a tall deciduous coniferous tree, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, of the bald cypress family, first known as a fossil and then discovered growing in China.
Also called dawn redwood.
[< New Latin (1941); see meta-, sequoia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dawn redwood - large fast-growing Chinese monoecious tree having flat bright-green deciduous leaves and small globular conesdawn redwood - large fast-growing Chinese monoecious tree having flat bright-green deciduous leaves and small globular cones; commonly cultivated in United States as an ornamental; known as a fossil before being discovered in China
genus Metasequoia - genus of deciduous conifers comprising both living and fossil forms; 1 extant species: dawn redwood of China; variously classified as member of Pinaceae or Taxodiaceae
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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The nature and wildlife highlights are just as varied as the artworks: fast growing Wellingtonia trees, Dawn Redwood and a Chinese Ginkgo, a type of tree unchanged for millions of years, as well as swallows, geese, song thrushes, squirrels, foxes, badgers, grey herons, and more.
Giant maples ablaze in green and orange, bright red sour gums and the burnished gold of bald cypress, dawn redwood and larch trees are part of an extensive color palette.
Over 500 dawn redwood trees in Nantou County's Shanlinxi Forest Recreation Area have turned bright yellow and orange, and a few maple varieties in the area have started to turn a brilliant red, with park officials estimating that the maple leaf season will last until the end of December, reported UDN.
Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia), a rare deciduous conifer; located outside at the Lokey Science Complex, between Cascade Hall and Volcanology.
Gingko biloba, the maidenhair fern, is one of the oldest trees recorded, or how about Dawn Redwood. The new form metasequoia Goldrush would be my choice, with soft golden needles all summer, turning russet in autumn.
In the north of the park, Metasequoia (Dawn Redwood) and Fagus Sylvatica 'Purpurea' (Copper Beech) trees are grouped together.
The new tree is a dawn redwood, a deciduous conifer which will grow to 30 metres.
Plant a long-lived tree Sunset climate zones 7-9, 14-17: In a large garden, try a dawn redwood, which could eventually reach go feet tall.
It grows slowly, less than a foot a year.Ogon, a golden-needle form of the dawn redwood, needs sunlight to brighten the foliage and would serve perfectly as a large specimen tree in the landscape.
Color also comes from the foliage of cypress and dawn redwood trees, which Terrell planted around the lakes.
A stairway brings visitors into the Arboretum's spectacular grove of Dawn Redwood trees via an installation called meta Metasequoia.