Cricket Hill Garden
Metasequoia glyptostroboides, 'Bonsai' Dwarf Dawn Redwood
Variety description: This dwarf selection of dawn redwood is prized for its bluish green needles and weeping branches. Overall structure is quite irregular. No two specimens are quite alike. A slow grower, in most areas ‘Bonsai’ will only put on 4” of new growth per year resulting in an interesting focal point, 4' tall and 3' wide after 10 years in the garden.
This cultivar is a seedling selection from Dr. John Kuser at Rutgers University, New Jersey from seed obtained from China in 1992.
Height and Spread at Maturity: 4' tall and 3' wide after 10 years.
Site requirements: Full sun or part shade location. Prefers moist soils high in organic content, but will grow well in many soil types.
Hardiness: USDA zones 5-9.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 18-24" with strong central leader. Grown in a 4" x 10" tree tube.
When we ship: Available for early Fall 2021 shipping.