Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' Golden Dawn Redwood. This database was developed and is maintained by dedicated volunteers. 'Ogon' will create a striking statement in the landscape with it's golden foliage and heavily buttressed trunk. As it became aware that the plant was already circulating with a couple of different cultivar names, the patent was soon withdrawn. M. Ogon is a golden foliage form of the deciduous tree. Metasequoia glyptostroboides, as described in 1948 by Wan Chun Cheng and Hu Hsen Hsu, in Bulletin of the Fan Memorial Institute of Biology, is commonly known as dawn redwood, water fir, or water larch; as well as 水杉 (shui shan) in the Chinese language, which literally translates to "water fir." I recently bought the cultivar of dawn redwood ' called 'Amber Glow' to plant in my backyard. It is a fast-growing selection of dawn redwood with pleasing bright yellow feathery foliage that will turn tawny brown before being shed in the fall. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. Hi, The dawn redwood is said to be a living fossil. Unlike most cone-bearing trees, it loses its foliage each winter. 'Ogon' was one of two plants selected in 2006, the inaugural year of the highly popular ACS Collectors' Conifer of the Year Program. Intense, golden yellow, feathery foliage makes this striking, new cultivar easily recognizable. Parentage: Metasequoia glyptostroboides (common type). The live plants were discovered in the 1940s in Northern China. This plant has a very long and confusing saga pertaining to its proper nomenclature. Golden Dawn Redwood Intense, golden yellow, feathery foliage makes this striking, new cultivar easily recognizable. Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' (Dawn Redwood) is a large deciduous coniferous tree of great beauty. In the John Day Fossil Beds of Central Oregon there are many examples of dawn redwood. A golden form of Dawn Redwood growing at the rate of 2/3 the species. Its original Japanese name was 'Ogon' which translates to "gold bullion" or "gold coin". Although shortest of the redwoods, it can grow to 120 ft (37 m) in height. Full sun produces best color, though partial shade is recommended in warmer summer climates. Enjoy access to exclusive content, Conifer Database, garden visits, Conifer Q&A Forums, nursery tours with member discounts on unusual cultivars, scholarships for hort students and more. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Gold Rush’ is deciduous and has the same handsome habit and horizontal branches as the species. An classic selection of dawn redwood with striking, golden-yellow foliage that holds its coloration throughout the growing season. Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Ogon' is commonly known by the trade name Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush'. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5f9973eadf19e268 If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. Gold Rush Dawn Redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' Sku #3616 This fast-growing, pyramidal conifer has soft fern-like gold foliage that tends to not burn in full sun. Young trees that do not receive adequate irrigation are highly prone to sun damage. Local villagers refer to the original tree from which most others derive as Shui-shan (水杉), or "water fir", which is part of a local shrine. It is a fast-growing selection of dawn redwood with pleasing bright yellow feathery foliage that will turn tawny brown before being shed in the fall. RECOMMENDED HARDINESS ZONES: The mutation was not artificially induced, and the cause of the mutation is unknown. Plants are vigorous and will mature two thirds the size of the species. I am concerned about the height of the tree. Our 25 year old plant is 30x15wide. Which one is correct? Principal photography was generously donated by Janice LeCocq Photgraphy, Additions to the International Conifer Register. Although the shortest of the redwoods, it grows to at least 165 feet (50 meters) in height. I do understand they depend a lot on the soil, location, water etc. Regardless, since 'Ogon' is the original recorded cultivar name that is the only one considered valid. Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Ogon’ is renown for its chartreuse yellow needles that emerge in the spring. Honored by the American Conifer Society as the Conifer of the Year for 2006! Around that same time, Larry Stanley & Sons nursery, Boring Oregon received it and starting distributing it under the name 'Gold Rush,' which to this day is the most commonly seen misspelling. Golden Dawn Redwood. In 1995, New Oji Paper Company applied for a U.S. patent for this tree under the name, 'Golden Oji.'