- Common Name(s):
- Bald cypress
- Monarch of Illinsis
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
- 50-100 ft.
- 1-2 in. cones
- Sun, grows in variety of soils (wet, dry, and compacted).
- Pyramidal when young; horizontal branches
- 20-30 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Small leaves spirally around stem, sage green in summer, russet, soft brown to orangish brown fall color.
NCCES plant id: 2215