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Bald Cypress

Botanical Name
Taxodium distichum
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
11
Height
50 to 70 feet
Width
20 to 30 feet
Flowers
Monoecious
Fruit
Cone: globular to ovoid, 1 inch, green to purple and resinous when young
Fall Color
Soft yellow-brown
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, slightly acidic
Planting & Care
  • Tolerant of permanently wet soils, but also tolerant of normal soils as long as they are not excessively dry
  • Prefers acidic soils
  • Transplant balled and burlap
  • Very tolerant of strong winds
  • Works well at pond edges
  • Roots may develop knees in wet soils
Problems
Tussock moth caterpillars
Varieties
  • Shawnee Brave - narrow, pyramidal form, original tree is 75 feet tall by 18 feet wide, deep green sage needles
  • Cascade Falls - weeping form, 8-20'
  • Peve Minaret - dwarf cultivar, 8-10' tall by 3-4' wide
  • Green Whisper - very soft, feathery, bright green foliage

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