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Taxodium distichum

Common Name(s):
Bald cypress
Cultivar(s):
Monarch of Illinsis
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

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. This tree is resistant to damage by deer. Learn more about "Taxodium distichum v. mexicana".

Height:
50-100 ft.
Flower:
1-2 in. cones
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun, grows in variety of soils (wet, dry, and compacted).
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Pyramidal when young; horizontal branches
Width:
20-30 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
Small leaves spirally around stem, sage green in summer, russet, soft brown to orangish brown fall color.
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant, TSC

NCCES plant id: 2215

Taxodium distichum Taxodium distichum
Photo by Wendy Cutler, CC BY - 2.0
Taxodium distichum Taxodium distichum leaf detail
Photo by Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Taxodium distichum Taxodium distichum with cones
Photo by Tatters, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Taxodium distichum Taxodium distichum "knee"
Photo by Michelle A, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0