Tree Selection

Trees Introduction

The trees we have planted so far have been selected to give all round interest and variety. As you can see they are beautiful in many different ways, with different shaped leaves and changing colours through the seasons. They also bring a variety of flowers and catkins in spring and summer, and then in autumn, fruit, cones and seeds of many types.

They have also been chosen specifically to suit the site and soil at Hampshire Farm Meadows, and with the climate, both now and in the future, in mind. The Planting Programme will first establish the main layout of the site, with larger trees providing structure and shelter from the wind, before adding other trees in a planned layout.

Tap on a tree's name to discover more information about it and also locate it in the arboretum.


Dawn Redwood

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

Dawn Redwood TreeDawn Redwood Leaves


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Common Name

Dawn Redwood

Scientific Name

Metasequoia glyptostroboides



A fast-growing conifer with fibrous, orange-brown bark, making a large, narrowly conical tree to 25m tall. Soft, bright green leaflets are held in two opposite ranks, giving the leaves a feathery appearance. Unusually for a conifer, this species is deciduous and the foliage takes on a tawny brown colour before dropping in autumn.

Max Height: 25 metres


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Find This Tree In The Arboretum 


Tree Numbers: 69,  70,  71,  72,  73