Dawn Redwood is a magnificent deciduous tree. It has gorgeous soft green needles, and is a fantastic and inspiring tree to see and grow. Dawn Redwood is a magnificent deciduous tree, and is a relative of the California redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), diverging around 150 million years ago. Dawn redwood prefers a wetter environment to grow, and it needs full sun to grow its best when it is a larger tree. We start these as 'understory' trees and they love the high open canopy above them giving the good indirect light. It does best in moist to wet soils, so it can be a good choice for large rain garden locations. As with all trees a good organic planting location would be ideal for these trees.
The American Sycamore is a great American native tree known for its majestic size, and multi-color bark. It is a much loved tree with great historic interest, and has strong winter and all season appeal. This is a large beautiful fast growing shade tree commonly seen along stream banks and in low areas. It does need regular moisture to establish itself. These trees are often grown in tree lines to create impressive lines of the majestic trees. This year's crop is growing very straight and are quite amazing. Customers considering these trees should buy now. Highly recommended tree!