22 July 2021
Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Marta’
Metasequoia glyptostroboides ‘Marta’ PBR
Slow-growing, dwarf variety with variegated needles, obtained by selecting seedlings. A tree with a loose and irregular crown, reaches 2-3 m in height after 10 years of cultivation. Seasonal, cream-green, mottled needles usually appear in mid-May, about 2 weeks later than the species, which makes them less susceptible to frosts. In autumn they turn brown and quickly fall off along with some of the shoots. Arrow-type main trunk, running straight from the base to the top. The side branches are most often inclined upwards. The tree has quite high soil and moisture requirements, prefers fertile, humus and moist soil, it grows well in wetlands and marshes. Frost-resistant variety, tolerates polluted air, tolerates urban conditions well.
Breeder: Andrzej Kujawa, Poland
Market launch: 2021