Genus 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.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Goldrush' has light, feathery, golden yellow foliage throughout the summer before turning orange and bronze in the autumn. ‘Goldrush’ is deciduous, with the dark mahogany brown, rough, fibrous bark providing interest in winter.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Deciduous. Foliage Colour: Golden yellow and orange-bronze 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.