Adaptable to most substrates even in moderately dry sandy soil although the growth rate will be reduced. Preference is for moisture retentive, well-draining soil.


Dawn redwood should be positioned in sun or lightly shaded positions.

Annual Growth Rate

Dawn redwood trees are fast growers 40-80cm per annum, up to 120cm in favourable conditions.


Dawn redwood are very adaptable can be planted in any acidic or alkaline pH soils.

Root Structure

Dawn redwood roots are shallow and very far reaching. They will lift paving and other hardstanding materials.


Dawn redwood is a large robust conifer tree, adaptable to many planting situations. Frost hardy and tolerates wind and warmth.

Annual Pruning

Dawn redwood tolerates cutting and can be used to create excellent tall hedges or screens. Pruning should be carried out in June or July.


Dawn redwood is a large, adaptable, fast growing deciduous conifer.

Dawn redwood trees can reach 25-35 metres tall and achieve a spread of 6-8 metres wide in maturity.

The Dawn redwood has a conical crown. The bark peels off in strips and is reddish brown in colour. The leaves are deciduous, bright green needle-like in shape. They shoot in April and turn reddish-brown to orange before falling in the autumn.

Price & Availability


Spring - Summer

Mature Tree


60-65cm girth 6.5m tall

70-75cm girth 7m tall

80-85cm girth 8m tall

90-100cm girth 10m tall

100+cm girth

Semi-Mature Tree


18-20cm girth 4m tall

25-30cm girth 4.5m tall

35-40cm girth 5m tall

45-50cm girth 5m tall

55-60cm girth 5.5m tall

Young Tree


10-12cm girth 2m tall

14-16cm girth 2.2m tall

16-18cm girth 2.5m tall

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