Metasequoia glyptostroboides

dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)April 5, 2012

I have 3.

They are about 3 weeks ahead of last year in bud break.

'Ogon' about half way extended.

'Miss Grace all they way.

'North Light' half in... broken bud with some leaf extension.

Enjoy

Dave

'Ogon' Grew 3 ft. last year. Will burn first year in my Kansas Zone 5. Nothing to worry about. It will bounce right back next year with no burn. Good to -20. Yellow color holds all summer.

'Miss Grace'

A small conifer with gracefully-weeping branches. Refined gray/green foliage in the summer, strong orange in autumn. If staked 8 ft. tall x 3 wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 Zone 5. Introduced by Flora Wonder(tm)Collection of Buchholz Nursery.

'North Light' (aka Schirrmann's Nordlicht)'

Known in Europe as 'Schirrmann's Nordlicht'. A delightful dwarf originating as a witch's broom mutation on M.g. 'White Spot'. Forms a dense round ball with pretty cream-white needles. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. 2.5' tall x 2.5' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -20 degrees. USDA zone 5.

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taxo_man

Great pics!! I really like all of your dawn redwoods.. I'll post my "Golden Dawn" and "Waasland" soon..

Jeff

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 10:50AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

I agree, they look great.

Dax

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 11:54AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Nice specimens Dave.
Please rename 'North Light' into 'Schirrmann's Nordlicht' which is the original name given to this conifer.
It was found as a witches' broom on a 'White Spot' by my German friend Winfried Schirrmann.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 12:27PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

'Schirrmann's Nordlicht' looks great...I love those stout branches on that dwarf plant.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2012 at 4:16PM
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