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Dinosaur Tree

Discovered in 1941
Considered a living fossil, this species has been growing and reproducing for 50 million years! The Dinosaur Tree has become a popular ornamental, growing 3-4 feet per year. One of the few deciduous conifers that sheds its leaves in the winter, producing beautiful, fern-like foliage in the spring that turns a deep gold to orange-brown in the fall.
  • Zone 4-8
  • Height 70 - 100 feet
  • Bloom Time Spring.
  • Light Requirements Full Sun

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  • Botanical Name:

    Metasequoia glyptostroboides

  • Height: 70 - 100 feet
  • Ship As: Potted
  • Spacing: 25'
  • Spread: 25'
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Color: Green
  • Foliage Type: Feathery-pyramidal large tree with a strongly taped leader and upright branching. Deciduous, flattened needle-like (taxus) 1 1/2" long, bright green.
  • Bloom Time: Spring.
  • Flower Form: Monoecious (has both sexes on same tree); male racemes, female solitary.
  • Planting Instructions: Set at the same level it is at in the container, firm and water in well. Easy to transplant and requires no special treatment. Large tree should not be planted in small yard.
  • Soil Requirements: Prefer moist, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Fast - 3' - 4' per year (50' in 15 years)
  • Pruning: Seldom requires pruning due to neat, uniform habit and excessive pruning ruins its form.
  • Winter Care: None special.
  • Additional Information: Trees were found in 1941 growing in China. Before that, it was thought to be extinct. Species has been growing & reproducing for 50 million years. It is considered a living fossil.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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