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: tree seed, coir seedling pot, soil-less growing medium, terra cotta saucer, aluminum tag, jute bag, directions. Bag 9.5" high x 8.5" wide.