Common name(s): Dawn Redwood, Shui-shan 水杉 (Water Fir)
Botanical name:Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Distribution: Sichuan &Hubei region of China
Description: Dawn Redwood is heavier than other redwood’s and a lot brighter. Colour is golden yellow with darker but shining streaks. Its a harder wood than most other soft woods and the texture is smooth.
Fun facts: Dawn Redwood differs from the Coast redwood and Giant redwood in that it is deciduous. Its a fast growing tree, similar to a Pine and is a popular Bonsai tree.