Thinking of starting your own Jurassic Park? Fancy a living fossil in your garden? Well we've got just the thing for you. Dawn Redwoods Metasequoia glyptostroboides. Originally described from fossils, living specimens were found in China in the 1940's. The Dawn Redwood is listed by the IUCN as Endangered (don't worry - our trees are cultivated). Be warned - this is a tree of potentially huge stature as befits dinosaur food.
In the modern garden this tree makes an awesome specimen tree that is tolerant of a range of conditions including damp soils. It grows rapidly and is one of the relatively few deciduous conifers which turns to yellows and oranges before shedding its soft needle-like foliage.
Plant one. Make a statement.