Dawn Redwood Characteristics
The Dawn Redwood grows up to 100' with a thick trunk and deeply fissured bark. This brings interesting texture to the tree year-round as it drops it's needles for the winter. It's needles look like a standard evergreen in the summer, but they will turn a redish-brown color in the fall before dropping.
The Dawn Redwood is a towering and strong addition to any large space or public park. It is very tolerant of wet soils and standing water so it can be planted near natural springs to dry out wet spots. It is tolerant of clay and air pollution. This is a low maintenance tree that naturally holds it's shape and does not require pruning.