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A super columnar version, perfect for urban spaces.

Metasequoia glyptostroboides Urban Spire

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.

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.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Urban Spire dawn redwood
  • Botanical Name

    Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Urban Spire’ PP31149
  • Type


Cultural Details

  • Size

    18-20' tall by 8-11' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun to part shade
  • Soil

    Average garden soil
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well drained
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, specimen, street tree plantings, urban spaces
  • Propagation


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