Excellent landscape specimen or street tree. The twigs, needles and cone scales are in opposite pairs.Genus name comes from the Greek words metra meaning with, after, sharing, or changed in nature and Sequoia to which it is related and to which fossil specimens were first referred.Specific epithet means resembling the genus Glyptostrobus.‘Gold Rush’ is a cultivar that features soft, linear, feathery, fern-like foliage that is distinctively golden-yellow throughout summer. As the tree matures, the trunk broadens at the base and develops attractive and sometimes elaborate fluting. Once thought extinct, the Dawn Redwood was rediscovered in its native China in the mid 1940s. Seeds collected from the original site were made available to the Missouri Botanical Garden in 1947. Trees are monoecious, producing oval, light brown female cones (3/4” long) and pendant globose male cones (1/2” long). Deeply fissured bark provides winter interest. Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon' (Gold Rush) is a striking new addition to the extensive range of conifers supplied by specialist dwarf conifer grower, Lincluden Nursery of Bisley, Surrey, England.It was first reported by PLANTS at Chelsea Flower Show. Tolerates some wet soils. Your plants are actively growing and we will only deliver them once they meet our rigorous quality standards, Discover new plants and design ideas for your garden, 817 E. Monrovia Place Azusa, California 91702-1385. Suggested uses. Trees will typically rise to 10-15’ tall over the first 10 years, eventually maturing over time to 70-100’ tall. Specific epithet means resembling the genus Glyptostrobus. It is a fast-growing selection of dawn redwood with pleasing bright yellow feathery foliage that will turn tawny brown before being shed in the fall. Seedlings grown therefrom were planted in front of the Lehmann Building at MBG in 1952 where they have now developed into large mature trees (70’+ tall). This is a deciduous conifer, fast growing and an excellent specimen tree for large gardens and parks. Appreciates consistent moisture. Rate of Growth: Moderate. Best foliage color is in full sun. Grow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun with plenty of room to grow. ‘Gold Rush’ is a cultivar that features soft, linear, feathery, fern-like foliage that is distinctively golden-yellow throughout summer. Use it as the centerpiece of a jungle-style garden, in traditional woodlands or as part of an Asian scheme. From fossil records, dawn redwood is known to have existed as many as 50,000,000 years ago. Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' This is an unusual cultivar of the deciduous Dawn Redwood. In autumn, my ‘Gold Rush’ begins changing color at least three weeks after the straight species. Bark on mature trees is often deeply fissured. May be an effective container plant when small. Whenever you connect with nature, connect with us! Around 1993 Dutch horticulturist Peter Zweinburg of Boskoop, Holland obtained it and brought it into Europe for distribution under the name ‘Gold Rush’ ('Goldrush'). It will make a fine specimen tree for a large garden where it can be afforded enough space to reach its potential of 8 metres tall or more. Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil, Wet Soil, Air Pollution. Low Maintenance, Specimen tree, Waterside. It is related to and closely resembles bald cypress (Taxodium) and redwood (Sequoia). The normal change from green to orange-red combines with the yellow to make ‘Gold Rush’ much brighter than the straight species in the fall too. logging into shop.monrovia.com. Soil: Moist, fertile soil. Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. $89.99. Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' (Dawn Redwood) is a large deciduous coniferous tree of great beauty. This fast-growing, pyramidal conifer has soft fern-like gold foliage that tends to not burn in full sun. Hardiness: Hardy. In autumn, the yellow turns to an unusual tawny- pinkish brown colour. Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Goldrush' is a little less vigorous then the classic species and grows to be a striking tree with a narrow, upright habit, ideal for gardens or woodland. No worries. Foliage emerges light green in spring, matures to deep green in summer and turns red-bronze in fall. The name, Metasequoia, comes from the Greek word meta, meaning changed and refers to sequoia, which it is related to. password. © 2020 Monrovia Nursery Company. It reportedly grows somewhat slower than the species. Enter your email and we'll email you instructions on how to reset your Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' Sku #3616 This fast-growing, pyramidal conifer has soft fern-like gold foliage that tends to not burn in full sun. 'Gold Rush' foliage color may not come true from seed. Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' was found as a seedling in Japan and was named 'Golden Ogi', which means the golden mantle. This is a deciduous conifer. It features an upright, narrowly conical form that enhances many landscapes. All Rights Reserved. Will grow quickly so long as not in poor soil. However, it was not until 1941 that it was first discovered growing in the wild near the town of Modaoqi, China by Chinese forester, T. Kan. It is most attractive around water gardens but beware of needle litter. The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers. Your plant(s) will ship to the garden center you chose within the next 21 days. Metasequoia glyptostroboides, the dawn redwood, is a fast-growing, endangered deciduous conifer, the sole living species of the genus Metasequoia, one of three species in the subfamily Sequoioideae. Reaches 50 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide in 20 years; 80 to 100 ft. tall with age. Good in an open but sheltered position. By rights, it should probably be listed as Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon' GOLD RUSH to preserve its original cultivar name. In spring, the needles emerge nearly chartreuse-yellow, hold their color well into summer, then turn orange brown in fall before dropping. capable of growing more than 8 metres. Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' is a fully hardy, special kind of deciduous conifer with the most brilliant golden yellow foliage. It reportedly grows somewhat slower than the species. Makes a fine hardy specimen tree. Cultivation. Pot Size. The living species Metasequoia glyptostroboides is native to Lichuan county in Hubei province, China. Dutch horticulturalist Peter Zweinburg brought it to Europe and changed the name to 'Gold Rush'. It features linear, feathery, fern-like foliage that is soft to the touch. It is best suited to large gardens and parks. 'Gold Rush' was found as a seedling in a nursery in Japan where it was named 'Ogon' ('Golden Ogi' and 'Golden Mantel', also seen, are most likely translations.) Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo); Japanese Maple (Acer); Dogwood (Cornus); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe). Best used as a single specimen out in the natural landscape or treat as a museum piece in a sheltered courtyard or entry garden. Unlike most cone-bearing trees, it loses its foliage each winter. 20851. Metasequoia glyptostroboides, commonly called dawn redwood, is a deciduous, coniferous tree that grows in a conical shape to 100’ tall. The plant is now protected by law in China. $55.00. Position: Full sun. In spring, the needles emerge nearly chartreuse-yellow, hold their color well into summer, then turn orange brown in fall before dropping. This page is preserved for informational use, met-uh-see-KWOY-uh glip-toh-stroh-BOY-deez. $55.00. By clicking "LOGIN", you are The Dawn Redwood. Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon' is commonly known by the trade name Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'. $0.00. Metasequoia 'Gold Rush' Bedner's Greenhouse. Originally raised in Japan, 'Gold Rush' is a beautiful new deciduous conifer that is easily identifiable by its bright gold feathery foliage. Foliage gradually turns orange-brown in fall. Metasequoia, or dawn redwoods, is a genus of fast-growing deciduous trees, one of three species of conifers known as redwoods. Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' (Dawn redwood 'Gold Rush' ) will reach a height of 40m and a spread of 10m after 20-50 years. Foliage gradually turns orange-brown in fall. Best grown in moist, humusy, well-drained soils in full sun. This is a large tree that needs a large space. It is a fast grower with attractive bright yellow feathery foliage. Note: This plant is currently NOT for sale. It makes a stunning lawn feature. Deciduous. Metasequoia glyptostroboides Gold Rush – Dawn Redwood. Although the shortest of the redwoods, it grows to at least 165 feet (50 meters) in height. 70-100 ’ tall deciduous trees, one of three species of conifers known redwoods. 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