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Glowing golden needles will light up any garden space

Metasequoia glyptostroboides Soul Fire

If you've always wanted a yellow leaved dawn redwood, but were afraid the foliage would burn - look no further. Soul Fire is here to add light and soul to your garden.

This new gold needled redwood was found by one of our favorite plant geeks, Andy Schenck from Sam Brown’s Nursery. It has extraordinary spring, summer and fall color that will light up any garden space. Each spring, bright, lime-green needles emerge with a rosy-orange frosting, making for a two-toned effect. As the summer days grow longer, and the heat and humidity pick up, the needles change to bright, chartreuse and don’t fade until fall brings on a bright, orange hue.

This new selection will be the soul and fire of your garden, lighting it up in spring, summer and fall. Soul Fire can take full sun, but will be just as colorful in part shade. Use it as an accent in a mixed border or a focal specimen in any garden space for months of color and a gorgeous backdrop to flowering shrubs. Dawn redwoods are also good for urban sites where temperature and soil moisture extremes can often be extreme.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Soul Fire dawn redwood
  • Botanical Name

    Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Soul Fire' PP32580
  • Type


Cultural Details

  • Size

    15-18' tall by 10-15' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Sun to Part shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil, but adaptable to many different soil types
  • Moisture

    Can handle moisture extremes from flooding to super dry
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Focal point, specimens, urban gardens

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