Growing Info: Scarification: Soak in ethyl alcohol, let stand in alcohol for 5 minutes. Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days. Germination: can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination, sow seed 1/4 deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed.
Taxodium distichum ( Baldcypress , Bald Cypress , or Swamp Cypress ) is a species of conifer native to the southeastern United States .
A decidious Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 8 m (26ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 6. It is in flower in April, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind.
The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in very alkaline and saline soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist or wet soil and can grow in water.It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.