The Q&A Archives: Dawn Redwoods Living In Zone 7-8 3300 Feet Elevation Cottonwood, Az

Question: Will the dawn redwood thrive in the high desert of Cottonwood, near Sedona, AZ?
Thank you
Xianti & Walter Hoo

Answer: Dawn redwoods are native to the coast ranges of California and Oregon where they thrive on the moisture provided by foggy conditions. Although the elevation near Sedona would give some respite from hot, dry summer weather, the humidity is too low for a dawn redwood to thrive. There are several conifers native to the area. Perhaps one of these would make an acceptable substitute for dawn redwood.

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