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Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Silhouette'
(Variegated Dawn Redwood)

Pronunciation:
Metasequoia (met-uh-see-KWOY-uh)
glyptostroboides (glip-toh-stroh-BOY-deez)

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Silhouette' is reknown for it's cream and white variegated leaves. Originally introduced from Holland, Silhouette can be a very ornamental specimen tree when used as a focal plant. Although considered a conifer, Silhouette (and other forms of Metasequoia glyptostroboides) is deciduous and drops it's leaves in the Fall which exposes it's fissured bark.