Dawn Redwood Care Guide

Soil Type

  • Drainage: Dawn Redwoods require well-draining soil. They are intolerant of waterlogged conditions.
  • pH Level: Prefer a slightly acidic to neutral pH (5.5 to 7.0).
  • Soil Composition: They thrive in moist, loamy soils rich in organic matter.


  • Newly Planted Trees: Regular watering is crucial for newly planted trees to establish a strong root system. Water deeply once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions.
  • Mature Trees: They prefer consistent moisture and should be watered deeply during prolonged dry periods, especially in summer.
  • Potted Trees: Ensure frequent watering as potting soil dries out faster. Good drainage is essential to prevent root rot.

Seasonal Care


  • Mulching: Apply organic mulch to conserve soil moisture and regulate temperature.
  • Fertilising: Use a balanced fertiliser to encourage new growth.


  • Watering: Maintain consistent soil moisture.
  • Pruning: Prune if necessary to shape or remove any dead branches.


  • Watering: Reduce watering as the tree prepares for dormancy.
  • Mulching: Refresh the mulch layer for winter protection.


  • Protection: Young trees may need protection from severe frost. Mature trees are generally hardy.
  • Watering: Water sparingly, only if the soil is dry and frost-free.