Metasequoia glyphostroboides 'Emerald Feathers'
A genus widely distributed in the northern hemisphere, first discovered in 1945. Metasequoia are large deciduous conifer trees with reddish-brown fibrous bark and soft, pale green linear leaves arranged in two ranks on the shoots, colouring beautifully in autumn. Metasequoia is important in the Cupressaceae family because it links the alternating pair leaf arrangement of the Cypresses and Junipers with the needle-like leaves of the Redwoods.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery 'Emerald Feathers' is a vigorous, deciduous conifer making a large,well-shaped conical tree with flat sprays of soft, light green, yew-like leaves that turn brownish-pink and yellow in autumn. The bark is shaggy and red-brown; flowers and cones insignificant
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Deciduous.
Foliage Colour: Green and brownish-pink needle-like leaves.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 12m.
Ultimate Spread: 8m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.