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Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium is often confused with:
Taxodium distichum var. mexicanum
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Saururus cernuus Saururus cernuus
Quercus lyrata Form and acorn
Smilax walteri
Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium has some common insect problems:
Bagworms in Ornamental Landscapes

Pond Cypress Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium

Previously known as:

  • Taxodium ascendens
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taks-OH-dee-um
Description

Native tree tolerant of wet sites.  This species has been known to tolerate flooded conditions for extended periods of time.

Compare this plant to: Taxodium distichum

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More information on Taxodium distichum.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Nutans'
  • 'Prairie Sentinel'
'Nutans', 'Prairie Sentinel'
Tags:
#deciduous#wet sites#NC native#native garden#wetland#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains OBL#wet soils tolerant#food source hard mast fruit#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Nutans'
  • 'Prairie Sentinel'
'Nutans', 'Prairie Sentinel'
Tags:
#deciduous#wet sites#NC native#native garden#wetland#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains OBL#wet soils tolerant#food source hard mast fruit#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Taxodium
    Species:
    distichum
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South East U.S.A
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts Birds
    Dimensions:
    Height: 70 ft. 0 in. - 80 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Displays in October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    2 inch cones. Blooms from March to April.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Orange
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Orange
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Thread-like soft, bright green needles with blue gray bloom; held upright; bright orange fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Water Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds