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Bald Cypress
Scientific Name: Taxodium distichum (L.) L.C. Rich.
Family: Taxodiaceae
Bald Cypress (Taxodium  distichum)
Taxodium distichum, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 64. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-9,14-24, wet spots in 10,12,13
USDA: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Southeastern USA, in swamps and along rivers

Growth Habits: Large deciduous tree, pyramidal shaped, up to 100 feet tall (30 m); buttressed trunk with fibrous reddish-brown to grey bark, up to 3 feet in diameter (90 cm); small linear flat yellow-green leaves, 0.25 to 0.7 inch long (6-18 mm), on deciduous branchlets making it appear like a pinnate stucture

Watering Needs: Dry soil to swamp

Propagation: Rooted cuttings, seedlings

Bald Cypress (Taxodium  distichum)

Bald Cypress (Taxodium  distichum)

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
Cones 0.75 to 1 inch in diameter (1.8 to 2.5 cm)

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