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 family
Cupressaceae 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 ‘Hamlet’s Broom’ is a compact form of Dawn Redwood with creamy white variegated foliage in spring, changing to bright green in summer and becoming golden yellow to deep russet in fall before needles drop as winter approaches.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Deciduous. Foliage Colour: Bright green 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: Characteristic shaggy orange bark can be admired on this tree, thrives in moist soil.