Scientific Name: Taxodium distichum Form: Columnar, Pyramidal - narrowly
Common Name:bald cypress, pond cypress Texture:Fine
Family Name:CupressaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Conifer, Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):22 - 30m x 5 - 7m
Origin: Mexico, Central America Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Needle-like, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: n/a (male cone), Brown, Apr- Mar
Fruit: Cone (winged seeds), Brown, Nov- Oct
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Bog, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Wetland - bogs, Waterside planting, Shade tree
Key ID Features:Deciduous tree; bark red-brown, fibrous, exfoliating; leaves single or multiple compound pinnate in varied sizes with soft, needle-like leaflets; female cones green, spherical; buds are invisible to the naked eye; roots poke out above water surface like knees.