Bald Cypress is a truly unique tree, and has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Voted urban tree of the year in 2007, this trees interesting characteristics make it a truly stand out specimen.
Why it rocks:
Bald Cypress is a truly unique tree, and has been gaining in popularity in recent years. Voted urban tree of the year in 2007, this trees interesting characteristics make it a truly stand out specimen. Bald Cypress is a deciduous evergreen, meaning it has foliage similar to an evergreen which it sheds in the winter. Bald Cypress has an outstanding coppery fall color, and a soft droopy needle which adds texture to the landscape. This tree is a true gem, but due to its uniqueness it can sometimes be in limited supply.
Where to put it:
Because of its low branching, it is best to plant Bald Cypress where you would normally plant an evergreen tree. Avoid the parkway, and look to open areas of the front or back yard, or along property lines. Native to the wetlands of the South, Bald Cypress also does surprisingly well in dryer soils and urban climates. This tree should be planted at least 15 ft away from buildings.
What it needs:
Bald Cypress is tolerant of most conditions, and may be a good substitute for evergreens in wet locations.
|Botanical Name||Taxodium distichum|
|Size Range||Large Tree (more than 40 feet)|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Fall Color||Brown/Copper, Rusty Orange|
|Plant Tolerance||Very Adaptable, Great in Wet Areas|
|Standout Feature||Truly Unique, Extremely Adaptable, Outstanding Fall Color, Interesting Foliage, Deciduous|