Gold Rush Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'

Item 3616


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

This fast-growing, pyramidal conifer has soft fern-like gold foliage that tends to not burn in full sun. In spring, the needles emerge nearly chartreuse-yellow, hold their color well into summer, then turn orange brown in fall before dropping. Deeply fissured bark provides winter interest. Makes a fine hardy specimen tree. Deciduous.

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Average Size at Maturity
Reaches 50 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide in 20 years; 80 to 100 ft. tall with age.
Botanical Name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: No
Special Feature: Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color
Foliage Color: Chartreuse
Bloom Time: Conifer; prized for foliage.
Flower Color: No
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Asian/Zen ,   Contemporary
Design Ideas: Use it as the centerpiece of a jungle-style garden, in traditional woodlands or as part of an Asian scheme. It is most attractive around water gardens but beware of needle litter. Best used as a single specimen out in the natural landscape or treat as a museum piece in a sheltered courtyard or entry garden.

Thrives in most soil types but prefers deep, moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

Customer Reviews

Doing Well in Wisconsin
by DaleM, August 10, 2019

I bought a Monrovia Redwood in 2005 from Steins. When I bought it was about 5 foot tall. After 14 Wisconsin winters it is doing great and now is over 25 feet tall. I love the color of the leaves in spring and then they turn rust color in the fall.

Dawn Redwood tree "ogdon"
by Jim, April 13, 2019

I was a little disappointed that I had to drive farther than I intended to - because the nursery I picked to have it sent to had closed. That said, the tree was the best I have ever bought on line. I thought it was a little pricey until I saw the quality. Plus the nursery had a complete section of Monrovia plants. I will buy again next year. In addition this was the only nursury that carried this variety and had them in stock.

Slight leaf burn in OK zone 7a
by Tish, February 2, 2018

I bought one of these last year and I absolutely love it! I plan on buying 2 more this year. I planted this tree in full Oklahoma sun and I was sad to see I got a bit of leaf burn on the foliage edges of the outermost branches facing the southwest. I wasn't surprised though, the foliage is very fine and feathery and it gets full sun from dawn to dusk. It wasn't significant enough to distract from the beauty of this tree, the SW branches that were underneath and slightly shaded were fine. At dusk however, this tree lights up! Our house and yard is shaded for the most part except for a break in the tree line that allows sunshine to pour over this tree and I tell you it looks like it's glowing. It's gorgeous!

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
by Mizzou Jon, April 22, 2017

I had these trees delivered to the nearest garden center which participated in the Monrovia free plant delivery program. This center was 3 hours away from my home---but it was worth the effort! The Gold Rush Redwoods were in beautiful condition----truly perfect. It took us several days to get the picked up at the garden center---they were prominently displayed at the checkout out area. When I told the lady at the checkout desk I was there to pick them up the lady joked "I'm so glad you're here, all week everyone has been wanting to buy them". They've been in the ground 2 weeks and have taken off wonderful. The gold of the leaves truly POP--- looking forward to many years enjoying them. Thanks for the tremendous quality of these trees!

Yes! In OK
by SamR, April 30, 2016

These trees are gorgeous! We have been told they wouldn't do well in OK. We planted our first one 5 years ago and 4 more since then. They all are doing great!! The one we just purchased from Monrovia was a gift for our daughter and son-in-law's new home.

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