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Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

Sara & Cesar

NATIVE RANGE: China

DESCRIPTION: Tall (165 feet) deciduous conifer, bright green needle leaves that turn orange and fall off in winter, male and female cones on the same tree, iconic christmas tree profile

JEWELRY: Casts of the tiny female cones with dimpled wedges

Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia Glyptostroboides ID 64079307 © Chen Li | Dreamstime.com.jpg

Dawn Redwood, Metasequoia Glyptostroboides ID 64079307 © Chen Li | Dreamstime.com.jpg

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LIVING FOSSILS: Once thought to have been extinct for millions of years, the dawn redwoods’ closest relatives are the redwoods on the Pacific Coast of North America. Rediscovered in a single forest in central China, they are now grown in arboretums worldwide as a preservation effort. These redwoods only reach about 165 feet high, where their giant cousins on the west coast of North America can reach over 300 feet.

DECIDUOUS CONIFERS: Much like the bald cypress, this tree isn’t an evergreen- its leaves turn orange and fall off before winter.