Dawn Redwood (Water Fir)

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Location: Italian Garden IG03

Deciduous conifer, which was only discovered in 1941. Its trunk forms a distinctive ‘armpit’ to support each branch. Faces extinction in the wild. A living fossil species, which existed in the Mesozoic period. Cones appear only in regions with hot summers.

Natural range: China

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