Dawn Redwood Choices
Gold Rush and Ogon have gold-foliage. The plants produce yellow needles that are especially bright when young. Growth is slower than the species, and the mature size will be smaller. Although Gold Rush appears to grow well in full sun, like many gold foliage plants it will probably benefit from partial shade. Mail-order specialty catalogs have begun featuring these cultivars.
National and Sheridan Spire have forms that are more narrowly upright than the species, reaching perhaps 60' tall and a third as wide. They are not as widely available as Gold Rush.