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Metasequoia 'Miss Grace'

Metasequoia 'Miss Grace' (Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn redwood))

Usually when I take a picture of this, it blends in with everything else but it came out good tonight. Not the most elegant weeping tree I've seen but I still really like it. I love the foliage and bark of dawn redwoods, not to mention the fall color and winter silhouette.

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Not familer with this one

16 Jun, 2012


I've only come across it a couple times at specialty nurseries. There are weeping forms of bald cypress that look nicer but I'm kind of curious to see what I can get this one to do.

17 Jun, 2012


Metasquoias grow pretty fast and if they grow to larger size, you will see, it is very extraordinary tree. Just doesn´t look like that in a childhood :))

17 Jun, 2012


Yes I have seen several taller than 50 feet and a couple close to 100 feet. They are beautiful trees! This one is a smaller weeping variety though and will only get as tall as I stake it. I am going to let it get somewhere between 5 and 8 feet tall before I stop staking it. I wish I could plant a larger one but don't have room for a lot of giant trees!

17 Jun, 2012


Robert, I do not know. Power of life overgrows any stake, lol. You know, 5 years ago I bought a cedar tree, weeping form (stated on label but it looked like that), and abou 40 cm high. Its top was permanenly bending on one side, then on the other side, so I put stake to it and kept it for about two years, Then it bursted in growing, so I replanted in into garden and now it is straight forward to sky growing wonderful golden cedar, with 2 metres reaching this year. Sometime labels are just not reliable.

17 Jun, 2012


This one would not be growing upright at all without a stake. Some weeping trees are more upright growers and don't need to be staked to grow upright (but can be trained that way). Some trees need to be staked while young until they form a leader and then will grow more upright. This variety would grow like a groundcover if it was not staked. I've never seen one of these taller than 10 feet so if mine is the first it is fine with me. I think it would look even better at 20 feet tall.

18 Jun, 2012


That´t quite enough :))

18 Jun, 2012

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