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Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' Tree

Golden Dawn Redwood Trees
  • £64.99 (ex VAT)
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Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Goldrush' has light, feathery, golden yellow foliage throughout the summer before turning orange and bronze in the autumn. ‘Goldrush’ is deciduous, with the dark mahogany brown, rough, fibrous bark providing interest in winter.

This Golden Dawn Redwood had an upright, pyramidal form and is slightly slower growing than the straightforward Dawn Dedwood, reaching 8 x 4 metres in 20 years. 'Goldrush' is the perfect tree for moist, boggy or waterlogged sites in a sunny or partially shaded spot. With the RHS Award of Garden Merit, this is a lovely tree for yellow foliage if you have the space.

AKA Metasequoia 'Goldrush', Golden Dawn Redwood tree, Golden Water Larch

  • Common name: Golden Dawn Redwood tree
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 8 x 4 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Flat sprays of golden yellow leaves that turn bronzed orange in autumn
  • Soil: Requires a moist, well-drained site but is suited to most soil types

Planting Advice for Metasequoia glyptostroboides Goldrush Trees

Our pot grown Metasequoia Goldrush trees can be planted at any time of the year. Firstly, remove weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole, then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help Golden Dawn Redwood trees establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow by sprinkling in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

We advise planting Golden Dawn Redwood trees with a stake and tie kit. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Golden Dawn Redwood trees

If you’re planting Dawn Redwood in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Make sure to keep an eye on young trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first few growing seasons. Installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will encourage it to grow more vigorously. If your area is prone to rabbits, we advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Metasequoia Glyptostroboides Goldrush trees

Metasequoia Goldrush trees do not require a lot of pruning. Simply remove any dead, diseased or awkwardly placed branches as and when you see them.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 12L pot Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' Price £64.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 12L pot £64.99 (ex VAT)
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