Lat.name: Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Family: Marsh Cypresses
Planted around 1900
Other names: Chinese redwood, metasequoia, water fir
Home country: China
Primeval sequoias are considered living fossils; they once formed large forests during the Cretaceous period. For a long time botanists thought that the primeval sequoia was extinct until it was rediscovered in 1941 in a Chinese mountain region.
Primeval sequoias are deciduous, the needles fall off in autumn.
Growth height up to 35 meters
Popular in parks and gardens of the warm humid climate.