Der (bot.) This tree, which can grow to heights of 100 feet or more, has a tapered trunk with shredded bark. Other common names dawn redwood [Gold Rush] . Family Cupressaceae . it grows 50 feet high and 20 feet wide, making it a more manageable tree for moderate landscape sites. Gold Rush Dawn Redwood will grow to be about 50 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. METASEQUOIA GLYPTOSTROBOIDES GOLDRUSH – Golden Dawn Redwood Characteristics Goldrush is a golden-yellow leaved cultivar of the Dawn Redwood, discovered in Japan as a seedling. The leaves which are short, broad needles, could be mistaken for those of the Yew. Das Chinesische Rotholz 'Gold Rush' ist ein eindrucksvolles Gehölz und eine botanische Rarität in unseren Breiten. Die eindrucksvolle Pflanze zählt zur Familie der Zypressengewächse. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. As a fast growing tree, growing up to five feet a year, you should transplant it when young. Morphology: This species grows very fast when it is young attaining a height of 10 feet or more in the first 10 years and eventually can reach to over 100 feet. The Dawn Redwood has the familiar conical coniferous shape, with sparse upward sweeping branches giving the tree a narrow form. Das schöne Baum ist als Urwelt-Mammutbaum bekannt. The branches droop dramatically as it grows to present a unique look to the tree. The dawn redwood is a coniferous tree that sheds its needles in the fall. Denn es handelt sich um ein sogenanntes lebendes Fossil, das es diese Pflanze seit mehr als 300 Millionen Jahren gibt. A very popular cultivar is 'Gold Rush' (Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'), which has golden-yellow foliage and a narrow habit. Varieties of Dawn Redwood . Description Gold Rush Dawn Redwood is sold in the landscape trade as a fast growing deciduous conifer with beautiful golden foliage. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations! Genus Metasequoia is a large deciduous tree with reddish-brown fibrous bark and soft, pale green linear leaves arranged in two ranks on the shoots, colouring beautifully in autumn .