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Bald Cypress


Taxodium distichum



Deciduous tree, 50-75 ft Tall, conical shaped, flat topped in old age, feather-like needles, exfoliated bare bark, conifer, perennial, knees appear in aquatic environments. 


Southeastern America from Delaware to Florida. Edges of wetlands, coastal areas, swamps, shallow ponds, and poorly drained areas.


Sage-green feathery needles. Color changes to copper before falling.

Flowers & Berries:

Cones mature in the fall.


Growing Requirements of this and other Elms Nursery Plants



Photos Hester Burch


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