Dawn Redwood

IMG_0130A Dawn Redwood grows amongst Cleome and sunflowers in the front parkway under mid day light.   I bought this tree for $10 at Aldis and it spent its first year as an inside plant.  Being a redwood I thought it couldn’t survive Chicago’s zone 5 climate but upon further reading the tag this wasn’t exactly like the redwoods you find around San Francisco but one that can survive our climate.  It is doing much better outside than it did inside.

According to the tag this tree can grow to 75 feet tall which will make for a nice replacement for the tree they chopped down to put in a stop sign.