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Little Lace Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Little Lace'

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Little Lace Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Little Lace') at Meadows Farms Nurseries

Little Lace Dawn Redwood foliage

Little Lace Dawn Redwood foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Little Lace Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Little Lace') at Meadows Farms Nurseries

Little Lace Dawn Redwood

Little Lace Dawn Redwood

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b


A small deciduous conifer with gracefully arching branches of fine feathery green foliage; a slower growing dwarf variety; prefers high afternoon shade in the heat of summer, and plenty of moisture; perfect for small spaces

Ornamental Features

Little Lace Dawn Redwood has grayish green foliage throughout the season. The ferny bipinnately compound leaves turn an outstanding coppery-bronze in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The peeling indian red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Little Lace Dawn Redwood is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Little Lace Dawn Redwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Little Lace Dawn Redwood will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Garden 
Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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