Bald Cypress Details

Bald Cypress

  • Botanical Name: Taxodium distichum
  • Plant Type: Shade Tree
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Medium, High
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  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value: Birds
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  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Pyramidal
  • Plant Spread: 50'
  • Plant Height: 80'


Bald cypresses are unusual and interesting trees often growing over 100 ft. in height. Makes a good dense screening and windbreak plant. They are broad-topped in the wild, but young and middle-aged trees are pyramidal. Looks like an evergreen but is actually a deciduous tree and drops its leaves in the fall. Foliage is lacey and yellow-green, turning golden brown and then red before falling. Its bark is brown and fibrous similar to that of cedars. Good shade in summer and allows full sunlight after leaf fall in winter.

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