Bald Cypress Tree

Bald Cypress Tree

Bald Cypress Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Taxodium distichum
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun; grows in variety of soils (wet, dry, compacted)
Texture:   Fine
Form:   Pyramidal
Height:   50 to 100'
Weight:   20 to 30
Leaf:   Small leaves spirally around stem; sage green in summer; russet, soft brown to orangish brown fall color
Flower/Fruit:   1 to 2" cones
Comments:    Native; good street tree; light shade; easy fall cleanup; reddish brown, fibrous bark; cypress knees produced when grown in or near water; large taproot; heat, drought tolerant; seeds eaten by birds
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Monarch of Illinsis