Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Daweswood Tawny Fleece' / Daweswood Tawny Fleece dawn redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Daweswood Tawny Fleece' is a dense, upright, shrubby, globose selection of dawn redwood with congested branching and bronze-green deciduous foliage. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 10 to 12 feet (3 to 4 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of around 12 inches (30 cm).

This cultivar originated as a witch's broom found around 2010, on one of the wild-collected dawn redwood trees in the genetic conservation collection in Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio. This conifer was originally distributed on the provisional name 'Dawes Arboretum W.B.' and was renamed by a committee at Dawes Arboretum in 2017.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Daweswood Tawny Fleece' — a specimen in Dawes Arboretum, Newark, Ohio.
Photo by David Olszyk
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Daweswood Tawny Fleece' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by David Olszyk

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