Dawn redwood ‘Golden Oji’ (Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Golden Oji’)
Dawn redwood ‘Golden Oji’ (Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Golden Oji’) is a bog plant that can grow 3m – 8m tall and 3m – 8m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Dawn redwood ‘Golden Oji’ (Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Golden Oji’).
This plant is commonly known as dawn redwood ‘Golden Oji’.
This is a deciduous plant that takes 20-50 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: dawn redwood ‘Golden Oji’
Scientific name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Golden Oji’
Plant type: Bogs, Conifers, Trees
Height: 3m – 8m
Spread: 3m – 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Poorly drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Informal Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Whether small or large, formal or informal, every garden has space for an aquatic element. The sound and reflective qualities of water have long been used to add interest to gardens.
A pond, fountain or even a smaller water container greatly increases the variety of plants you can grow. In addition, they also encourage a wide variety of wildlife, including insects, frogs, toads and birds.
Together with plants, these elements offer a diversity of interests.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Dawn redwood ‘Golden Oji’ (Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Golden Oji’), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Dawn redwood ‘Golden Oji’ (Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Golden Oji’) is a plant that adapts to all types of soils, chalk, clay, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
Clay soil is composed of more than 25 percent clay particles. These particles have a high moisture holding capacity and the soil is heavy to dig and can be waterlogged in winter (dry in summer).
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Golden Oji’ likes to grow in moist but well drained or humid or poorly drained soils.
Dawn redwood ‘Golden Oji’ (Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Golden Oji’) should be grown in full sun places.