Bald Cypress – Taxodium distichum 


General:  A conical deciduous evergreen that will grow 50-70′ in the landscape, but is know to grow up to 125′ in the wild. Generally found in wet locations, or along ponds and swamp areas.

Leaves: Flat, green needle-like blades are aranged along the stem of the leaf. The leaves change to an orange color in the fall and drop off.

Cones: Green and round, turning to a grey as they mature.

BarkFiberous, and can be a reddish to a gray- brown. Reddish-brown in color and sheds in long narrow strips

Attributes:  A tree that has a light and delicate texture. A great choice for wetland plantings, and has a very attractive fall color. The color and texture of the bark and the sillouette in the winter provides some intrest during the winter months.


Hardiness:  Zones 4- 8

Growing Conditions: Prefers moist, acidic soil in a sunny to partially shady location.

Maintenance:  Very little pruning necessary. For the most part, disease and insect free. Do not spray foliage with Bee/Wasp killer or plant injury, even death will occur.

Transplanting: We’ve recently purchased and planted a cluster of these trees, but have not yet transplanted one of our specimens.

Our Experience

Experience at Great Hill:  We have a cluster of these trees growing in a wetland area abutting one of our nursery yards. They’ve grown and flourished with little to no intervention/involvement on our part.

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