Metasequoia ‘Urban Spire’

A super columnar version, perfect for urban spaces.

Common Name Urban Spire dawn redwood
Botanical Name Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Urban Spire’ PPAF
Size 18-20' tall by 8-11' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 4-9
Sun / Shade Full sun to part shade
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Borders, specimen, street tree plantings, urban spaces
Market appeal / Uniqueness Looking for a tall tree for slender spaces? Urban Spire is the tree for you. It's the perfect urban street tree and also the perfect plant to add height to smaller, urban gardens.
Propagation Methods grafting
Bloom Time N/A

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Some plants were born to make a statement. This new columnar dawn redwood found by our friends at Sam Brown’s Nursery in Malvern, PA ,does just that. Upright and quick growing, this could be the next best tree for urban spaces. It is a true spire and will fit well into smaller, urban spaces, make the perfect tree for city street tree plantings and even small home gardens, and boulevards. Urban Spire will also serve as an exclamation point in the back of any garden border or open garden space. Since dawn redwoods are so tolerant of extreme soils, we think this new selection will help designers and homeowners have a fantastic new tree for properties with poorly drained, new construction soil, or spots where the soil can be wet in the spring and then extremely dry in the summer. This is one versatile tree.