Dawn Redwood - DT2029DR

Metasequoia glyptostroboides
16 - 20"
Current stock: 0

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Dawn Redwoods were thought to be totally extinct until they were discovered at a temple in China in the early 20th century. These trees have beautiful feather-like foliage and a formal, upright style which is visually powerful and majestic. Thrives outdoors above 20 degrees with protection.


Outdoor bonsai include evergreen varieties like pines and junipers as well as deciduous varieties like maples and elms. All outdoor bonsai are hardy and require seasonal change. Upon receiving your bonsai, it is best to acclimate it in a shady area for one week. All outdoor bonsai prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. Patios, decks and balconies are great areas to display your bonsai during the growing season. Outdoor bonsai can be displayed indoors, but only for short periods of time. You should never leave your bonsai inside for more than five days.


Watering properly is critical to maintaining a healthy bonsai! Outdoor bonsai are watered according to the season. Outdoor bonsai should be watered daily in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter you will not need to water as frequently. However, you should never let your bonsai’s soil dry out. Water your bonsai properly by using a watering can or hose attachment that has a fine-spray nozzle. You should thoroughly soak your bonsai’s soil. Water should be running out of the drain holes. Misting foliage periodically is recommended, but should not be considered watering. General care is also important to maintaining a beautiful bonsai. Bonsai should be periodically trimmed to keep their miniature shape. To best understand trimming and wiring techniques, we recommend purchasing an instructional book.


Your bonsai will need to be repotted every four to five years. It is necessary to repot your bonsai when its root system becomes pot bound. Repotting outdoor bonsai should be done before new growth appears during late winter or early spring. Make sure you are using a good bonsai soil when repotting since regular potting soil will compact and inhibit proper drainage. We recommend waiting at least one growing season before repotting your bonsai to make sure it is well established.


Fertilizing bonsai is required. Most water-soluble and time-released fertilizers work very well when used as directed. We recommend using slow-releasing organic fertilizers for more mature specimen bonsai.


Insects and diseases can attack bonsai just like any other plant. Inspect your bonsai regularly. A brisk spraying of the trunk and foliage periodically will help keep your tree clean. If any problems appear, most garden centers have products available for treatment.


Outdoor bonsai need to experience winter dormancy and should remain outdoors in the winter. Nevertheless, the root systems of outdoor bonsai need protection from extreme winter weather. You should “Heel-In” your bonsai by covering the pot and soil with pine needles or mulch when temperatures approach freezing. We also recommend protecting your bonsai from extremely cold winds by placing it against the south side of your house. In areas that have extremely cold winters, bonsai can be protected in garages, sheds, cold frames or basements. Contact a local bonsai club for more advice.


Rest assured that your tree will reach its destination well hydrated and securely packed. The base of each tree is wrapped in plastic to retain moisture and to prevent any topsoil from spilling during shipment. Trees are wired to the pot, placed inside a double-walled carton for protection and secured with proprietary packing systems to keep them from shifting during transit.


FedEx Ground

• Orders over $50 will be charged 20% of the product total

• Order under $50 will be charged a flat fee of $12.00

• Deliveries to West Coast addresses (West of Rocky Mountains) will arrive in 4-6 business days (see map below)

• Orders sent to the rest of the country will arrive in 1-4 business days (see map below)

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Your bonsai tree has been grown in a state-of-the-art greenhouse under precisely controlled conditions to achieve optimum health. Your order will be carefully wrapped in a custom designed shipping carton and delivered with detailed care instructions. If, for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your tree or with our service, please notify us within 30 days of receipt. We will correct the situation to your satisfaction.

12 Reviews

May 4th 2019

Recent purchase

Item: Like many have noted, the item I received was not in the same shape as the picture but I was expecting it. From a Bonsai perspective, I looked at the trunc and this was great. Very straight which is important for this type of Bonsai. There are currrently three branches at the top but I figure that I can pick which one should be the one I keep (again for a straight shape). so it did not bother me that the choice of shaping the tree was left up to me. The only thing I regret is that the branches at the bottom were as strong or numerous as I expected so it will take some time to rectify. The tree was in good health. The reason I have 4 out of 5 is part because of the comment above and also because the pot was broken when I received it. Nevertheless, I contacted the service (email on Friday) and by Monday a brand new pot was on its way (thanks!) I just had to report the original that was sent to me in the new pot when I received it. So good service! (not sure why the pot broke because packing was very padded, so I would err on the rough shipping). I would buy again

Mar 17th 2019

Beautiful Specimen!

My husband loved the Dawn Redwood that I purchased for his birthday! Absolutely beautiful.

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