Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'National' / National dawn redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'National' is a compact narrowly conical form of Dawn redwood, Otherwise is it very similar to the species. Growth is very uniform and will eventually become a large tree in the landscape.

This cultivar is a selection made in 1958 at National Arboretum, Washington, DC from the original Chinese seed that was distributed by the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, Massachusetts in 1948. In 1971 the tree was 58 feet (17.7 m) tall and 24 feet (7.3 m) wide and 23 years old.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'National' Photo taken at the Visitors Center of The US National Arboretum, Washington, D.C. during May 2006.
Photo by Dax Herbst
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'National' Photo of 'National' - (bark).
Photo by Dax Herbst