Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Miss Grace'
Common name: 
Miss Grace Dawn Redwood
Pronunciation: 
met-a-se-KWOY-a glip-to-stro-BOY-dez
Family: 
Taxodiaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous conifer, more or less ground sprawling, but if staked, a small tree, maybe 10 ft and 3 ft wide ( 3 × 0.9 m) in 10 years, with weeping branches.  Foliage is gray-green in summer and orange in autumn prior to leaf fall.
  • Sun. Easy to transplant, performs best in moist, well-drained, slightly acid soils.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5     Discovered as a witch's broom in New York, it was introduced by Buchholz & Buchholz Nursery, in Gaston, Oregon.  There is some confusion in the nursery literature about the origin of this cultivar, or rather its confusion with another cultivar.   Some nursery descriptions say it was originally discovered as a seedling in Japan and named 'Golden Ogi' ("golden mantle").  Later it was brought to Europe by the Dutch nurseryman Pieter Zwijnenburg Jr. and renamed 'Miss Grace'; this is unlikely since 'Miss Grace' does not have yellow foliage.  It is more likely that this narrative describes the origin of the cultivar 'Gold Rush', which has golden-yellow foliage throughout the summer.
  • Silverton, Oregon: Oregon Garden - Conifer Garden.
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