Dawn redwood, a type of screening tree
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Screening Trees

Use these to block second-story views into your yard or blunt northern winds. Plant them in rows, groups, or alone, depending on their spread.

Dawn redwood
(Metasequoia glyptostroboides)
Zones 5–10

Huge pyramidal tree with feathery deciduous green needles that turn russet-orange in fall. Striking, deep-fluted bark. Grows 70–100 feet high by 25 feet wide; thrives in moist, well-drained, slightly acid soil and full sun.
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