Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'White Spot' / White Spot Dawn redwood
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'White Spot' is a large pyramidal tree-form of Dawn redwood. Branches are held slightly pendant and foliage has white patches and variegation scattered throughout, making a nice colorful tree in the landscape. Typical rate of growth in most areas is around 12 inches (30 cm) per year resulting in a tree 10 feet (3 m) tall and 4 feet (1.2 m) wide after 10 years in the landscape.
This cultivar originated in a private garden in The Netherlands in the early 1980s and introduced to the nursery trade in 1997 by Peter Zwijnenburg nursery, Boskoop, The Netherlands.
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'White Spot' Close-up of foliage
Example of the white variegation on the leaflets. Seems to be variable as to the extent of coloration on each leaf often with every leaflet displaying some degree of variegation.
Photo by Bill Barger
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'White Spot'
Photo a courtesy of Edwin Smits, The Netherlands, The Dutch Conifer Society; http://www.edwinsmitsconifers.com/default.asp
Photo by Edwin Smits