Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) Known only as a fossil until 1946 when a Chinese forester discovered the first living specimen in the middle of a rice paddy in Tsang Wang. It was named the Â‘discovery treeÂ’ and symbolizes the surprises still to be found in nature. Metasequoia, a true living fossil. Zones 4-8. Includes: seed, growing medium, coconut husks for drainage, directions. Bag 7" high x 6" wide.