Young Water Cypress tree | Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Sheridan Spire'


Are you looking for a refreshing green color in your garden? This fast-growing tree, called Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Sheridan Spire,' also known as the Water Cypress, provides this effect in your garden.

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Can be planted throughout the year

Growth Habit

The Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Sheridan Spire,' also known as the Water Cypress, is a fast-growing, large tree with a narrow pyramidal growth habit. The tree can reach a height of more than 20 meters. The main difference from the Metasequoia glyptostroboides is the clearly narrower growth habit of this species.



The needles are bright green and change to orange-brown before falling off the tree. These needles are arranged opposite each other on small branches, known as short shoots or long shoots.


Bark and Branches

The bark of the Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Sheridan Spire' is brown-red. The bark forms separate strips on the somewhat older trunk that peel away. The older branches grow almost horizontally on the tree.


Wind Resistant

Naturally, the Water Cypress is a healthy tree that can root deeply, making it well-resistant to wind.


Preferred Location

The Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Sheridan Spire' thrives in a moist and well-draining soil. This tree particularly flourishes in a somewhat lighter soil.


How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.


Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis?

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight.
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in sturdy packaging.
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree.
  • Easy to maintain.
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you're looking for.
  • Attain mature size within a short time.
  • Plantable year-round as everything is delivered in pots.
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown.
  • Cost-effective in the purchase.
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower.



Want to know more about pruning? Be sure to read our tree maintenance page! Of course, you can also contact us. We're happy to help!


  • Mature Height

    20-25 meters
  • Flower color

  • Flowering months

  • Location

    Sun-semi shade
  • Fruits

    Green-Brown Cones
  • Evergreen

    Not wintergreen
  • Winter hardiness

  • Leaf color in summer

    Green Needles
  • Leaf color in autumn



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