Redwood Database

An index of all Redwood cultivars both in and out of commercial production.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Golden Dawn’

Dawn Redwood

‘Golden Dawn’ is a miniature selection of Metasequoia glyptostroboides known for its significantly reduced vigor. This cultivar forms a rather squat, globose plant that reaches approximately 1.5 m in height after ten years.

The foliage of ‘Golden Dawn’ is described as smaller than the typical form of the species and exhibits a distinctive color change. When the leaves first emerge, they are a creamy-yellow hue, which gradually darkens to a golden yellow as they mature.

This cultivar was raised from seed by K.W. Murray in Delaware, around 1986, and appears to still be primarily cultivated in North America.