Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'
Common name: 
Gold Rush Dawn Redwood
Pronunciation: 
met-a-se-KWOY-a glip-to-stro-BOY-dez
Family: 
Taxodiaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
'Golden Ogi'
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous conifer, tree, grows somewhat slower than the species, bright yellow foliage in spring and retains much of the color throughout the summer; in autumn needles turn an orange-brown before they fall.
  • Sun.  Easy to transplant, performs best in moist, well-drained, slightly acid soils
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5     Apparently discovered as a seeding in Japan and named 'Golden Ogi' and also possibly 'Ogin'.  Later it was brought to Europe by the Dutch nurseryman Pieter Zwijnenburg Jr. and renamed 'Gold Rush' (not 'Miss Grace' as sometimes written).
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