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Taxodium distichum (Swamp Cypress)

Baldcypress, Bald Cypress

The average plant height is 100 cm
The average plant height is 200 cm
The average plant height is 250 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Conifers
Height:30.00 m
Spread:8.00 m
Flowering time:
Tolerances:Hardy, Wet, Wind
Garden uses:Ponds
Garden styles:Riparian
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Taxodium distichum (Swamp Cypress) Details

Commonly known as the Swamp Cypress, this conifer grows as an upright tree to about 30 m tall and 8 m wide. It is somewhat unusual in that it is deciduous whereas most conifers tend to be evergreen. Feathery leaves emerge light green in spring, age to become bronze-yellow in summer, then develop bronze tones in autumn before falling. The mangrove-like, aerial roots are an interesting feature of this plant which enable it to survive in swamp conditions. It does, however, prefer to grow on well-drained sites that do not dry out and in a full sun position. It also tolerates wind, frost, and cool climates. The Swamp Cypress is a great tree for planting in wetter areas of a large garden and for planting around water features.

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