Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Matthaei Broom'
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 Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Matthaei Broom' is an unusual selection and is relatively slow growing. Suitable for small gardens with congested branches once established with soft, bright green summer leaves.
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: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.