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Name: Jess D.
Status: other
Age: 20s
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Date: 2/9/2004


Question:
Where are the seeds on the dawn redwood? We have one that holds sentimental value (its seeds were brought to NZ from China 1949) that needs to be cut down but has never produced seedlings. I want to know if I can find the seeds to grow a seedling.


Replies:
In the cones. Here is a photo of some on-line

http://www.curiogrove.com/plant_seeds/mpc001.htm

And this one discusses extracting the seeds from the cones:

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/conif/msg121818094494.html

The cones ripen in early December and are shed soon thereafter:

http://www.treeinabox.com/DawnRedwood.htm

Finally, a good overall site for the dawn redwood or Metasequoia:

http://www.metasequoia.org/

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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