SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA, City College - San Diego, CA, Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Mendocino Botanical Garden - Fort Bragg, CA, Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR, Sacramento - Capitol, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boton, MA
Resistant to oak root fungus. Attractive when planted as a grove. Requires heavy watering. Hardy to 15 degrees F.
Native to China.
A Metasequoia glyptostroboides in Palo Alto is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 88 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 182 inches and a crown spread of 59 feet.
Previously listed in the Taxodiaceae family.
Erect and requires ample growing space.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 70 - 90 feet.
Width: 12 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 or More Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Linear and Needlelike, Light Green, Bronze, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown or Mostly Green Cone, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Red Brown, Exfoliating or Furrowed.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 3 - 10 and 14 - 24; A3.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Armillaria.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
None Known Health Hazard.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Metasequoia glyptostroboides Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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