Common Name: Dawn Redwood
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Entry Author: C. Westring
Description: A large, deciduous, coniferous tree
Needles: Opposite, or sometimes sub-opposite, but usually in pairs. Linear, flattened, straight or slightly curved. Upper surface is bright green, under surface a lighter green
Cones: Elongated or rounded cones, 0.5" to 1" long. Bluish color when young, brown or dark brown when mature.
Bark: Reddish-brown when young, becoming darker, grayish, and fissure.
Branching Pattern: Ascending; two kinds: persistent and deciduous
Height: 45 meters
Conditions/Habitat/Kind of Forest: Moist sites, slightly acidic soils, such as stream banks.
Conservation Status-US/ World Wide: Critically endangered
Uses (Human): Ornamental uses
Gymnosperm Database, University of Bonn
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
UConn Plant Database
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