Metasequoia or Giant Redwood
Metasequoia - dawn redwood - a large upright quick growing deciduous hardy conifer. Linear leaves that are brown, pink and yellow in the autumn and green in spring and summer, the pollen cones are borne in early spring, but are only produced when we have hot summers.
Where to Site Your Metasequoia
They might grow too tall for small gardens but given space they do look beautiful. They tend to be found in parks and lined up as street trees.
How to Grow and Look after your Metasequoia
They thrive in wet soil conditions but can also tolerate dry soils and because they are deciduous, they don't create too much shade in the Winter.
If you have the space, they are worth growing as they require very little work.