One of the most exciting discoveries in the plant world during the last century! The Dawn Redwood was thought to have been extinct for 5 million years. In 1946 it was discovered alive and growing in a remote valley in china and is now declared ‘critically endangered’. A statuesque conifer, this deciduous tree has beautiful bright, light green ferny foliage in spring, turning russet-brown with tints of coppery pink in autumn. The bark is also attractive, reddish brown and fluted. Height: 50m. Prefers damp soil.