Dawn Redwood

In the early dawn here at the Atlanta Botanical Garden there is no sight as beautiful as Metasequoia glyptostroboides, also called dawn redwood.  Of all our trees here at the Garden, this one probably elicits the most questions.  No, we don’t trim it to make it have that shape.  Yes, it is a deciduous conifer…


This is a lily.  It’s shaped like a pineapple, sort of.  Actually it’s not a real lily, or Lilium.  This is Eucomis and pineapple lily is its common name.  The Eucomis are almost all in bloom this week at the Garden.