Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Goldrush’ Metasequoia


Description: A remarkable and lovely form. The delicate filigree leaves remain gold throughout the summer ending in an autumn display of orange and golden tints. It also has the same shaggy soft cinnamon bark as M. glyptostroboides. It is slower growing than the normal ‘Dawn Redwood’ and produces little shade due to its thin conical shape. Ideal for planting near water as it particularly enjoys moist conditions.

History: Originally raised in Japan, and introduced to Europe in 1993. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Metasequoia Growing Tips: Grow in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered position with sun or partial shade. Very tolerant of air pollution and waterlogged soils. Excellent specimen tree grows quickly to considerable height.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 6m x 2m


  • Tree shape: Upright
  • Do not prune
  • L Size: Large
  • Leaf colour: Yellow
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Attractive bark
  • Autumn colour
  • Open space planting
  • Wet tolerant

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