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Taxodium distichum 'Baldcypress'

Bald Cypress


Bald cypress is a durable, pyramidal form conifer that can usually grow to about 50-60' tall (and in perfect conditions and with time upwards of over a 100') It looks like it would be an evergreen in the summer but the foliage turns a brilliant looking burnt orange-brown color in the fall before dropping off in winter time. The name “Taxodium” in Greek means “resembling yews” because of the resemblance to the flat needles of a Txaus. Native to southern swamps and rivers, it can be also be found along coastal areas from Maryland to Texas and in the Mississippi River valley. For ornamental use though it grows very well in drier soils as well however its best around a source of water where one of its best characteristics a knobby root growth called "knees" can form.



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