Plant Care Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood

About Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood is a large, fast-growing, deciduous, pyramidal evergreen tree that grows up to 100' tall with attractive, feathery foliage. It prefers moist, deep, well-drained soils that are slightly acidic. Dawn Redwood was discovered during a plant expedition into remote China in the 1940s.


Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Also known as

Dawn redwood

How to care for Dawn Redwood


How often to water your Dawn Redwood

Water needs for Dawn Redwood
0.5 cups
every 9

Dawn Redwood needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dawn Redwood

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for Dawn Redwood in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

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Finding light for Dawn Redwood in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dawn Redwood: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dawn Redwood love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Atlanta, Georgia ⛅.

Dawn Redwood does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Dawn Redwood

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dawn Redwood: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dawn Redwood after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Dawn Redwood is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood

Dawn Redwood

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Atlanta, Georgia, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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