Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Baldcypress

Taxodium distichum
Plant Type: Trees
Native Environment: Wetland, Stream Edge
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Green
Fall Color: Orange, Red, Yellow
Hardy From Zone: 4
Hardy To Zone: 9
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Nesting
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

50 to
70
feet

Spread:

20 to
30
feet
Size
Height: 50 to
70
feet
Spread: 20 to
30
feet
Size
Height: 50 to
70
feet
Spread: 20 to
30
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Excellent specimen tree for large spaces or around wet areas. Very nice in groupings around lakes.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Tolerates a wide range of conditions ranging from relatively dry soil to wet soil and standing water.
Basic Description

A deciduous conifer with a pyramidal form. Medium-fine, needle-like leaves are soft green in summer then turn rusty brown in winter and drop from the tree. Reddish brown fibrous bark. Forms woody knees in shallow water and in wet poorly drained soil. Great choice for heavy clay soils or urban plantings where soil oxygen is low.

Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping

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