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.
Propagated at Lime Cross Nursery Metasequoia glyphostroboides is a vigorous deciduous conifer making a large, narrowly conical tree with flat sprays of narrow, pale green leaves that turn brownish-pink and yellow in autumn.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Deciduous.
Foliage Colour: Green needle-like leaves.
Pot Size10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 12m.
Ultimate Spread: 8m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.