Dawn Redwoods

Michael Nevin Smith mnevin at concentric.net
Sat Dec 14 00:42:09 EST 1996


Steven L. Muha wrote:
> 
> In article <570rq7$mjc at news.dx.net>, chip at mrnet.com says...
> >
> >Hi, I live in Michigan and planted two Dawn Redwoods.  All summer long
> >they did great, really got green and full after the shock of
> >transplanting.  They should do well in my zone, but they lost all
> >their folage when it got cold. Is this a natural thing for them?  i
> >really don't know much about them, but I'd hate to find out that they
> >are dead.  They are in sandy soil and get good periods of light and
> >shade.
> >
> >I don't know if anyone has answered you yet, but dawn redwoods are
> deciduous trees so it is perfectly natural for them to lose their leaves
> in winter.....They will be beautiful in spring with their new light
> green foliage......Enjoy
> 
> Steven Muha
> slm11 at axe.humboldt.eduYes, it is perfectly natural for dawn redwoods to lose their leaves in 
winter. This is part of what makes them much hardier than the California 
redwoods (Sequoia and Sequoiadendron). However, I would still wonder 
whether they are equipped for your degree of winter cold. MNS



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