Dawn redwood is an ancient "living fossil" tree originating in central China, thought to be extinct until as recently as 1943. It is now a popular ornamental tree grown in a wide range of temperate climates. It is able to thrive in standing water, and its roots can form large 'boles' common in other semi-aquatic trees. It prefers moist or saturated soils, and can grow at a fast rate compared to other trees. A deciduous conifer, it has soft leaves that give it very attractive foliage. It is hardy to Zone 5 or -32 degrees C which makes it suitable for many locations in Canada. This species doesn't tolerate drought well and should be planted near a body of water such as a pond or river for best results.
Germination: Soak in water for 24 hours, keep in a well-drained, moist pot and water periodically to keep soil moist. Expect germination within 2-3 weeks at 22 degrees C.
Packet contains at least 100 seeds.