The Dawn Redwood is an extremely interesting plant and was thought to be extinct until the 1940's when a small grove in rural China was discovered. Habit is a narrow pyramid with fernlike leaves that are medium green turning as copper as a new penny in the fall. Bark is reddish brown with deep brown almost black furrows on mature plants. You will not be dead when this tree gets big! Plant can reach 35 feet in 7 years if it’s taken care of properly.