The Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) is a deciduous tree in the Cupressaceae family of cypresses and conifers.
It is native to China.
The Dawn Redwood grows to 50 metres (165 feet) tall. Its trunk has a 2 metre (6 foot) diameter. Its leaves are long and bright-green, turning red-brown in autumn.
It has pollen cones on long spikes.
It blooms in early spring.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, May 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls