~ ~ ~ WE OFFER BOTH PKT. & BULK SIZES ~ ~ ~ ...Bald Cypress, Taxodium distichum Southern, Tree Seeds * Taxodium distichum ( Baldcypress , Bald Cypress , or Swamp Cypress ) is a species of conifer native to the southeastern United States. * Although this plant can be grown in wet soils and shallow water, it thrives in any soil and trees actually grow faster in normal unflooded soils. Established plants succeed in standing water up to 60cm deep - in such a situation the roots develop 'knees', curious cone-shaped structures that grow above the ground. Tolerates the high pH of chalk streams. Tolerates atmospheric pollution. Fall Colors, Hardy, Adaptable, Easy to Grow, Fast Growth, Long Lived, Bonsai, Shade Tree, Street Tree, Cold, Heat, Drought, Salt, and Wind Tolerant Bald Cypress is a fast growing long-lived, conifer tree. This is a large pyramidal tree that can grow 50 to 70 feet tall, with a trunk diameter at breast height of up to 10 feet or more. It is native to Southeastern swamps in the United States. In the South, it is a familiar sight that grows directly in swamp water, often in large stands, covered with Spanish moss. In the summer it looks like a needled evergreen but it is deciduous with the foliage turning an attractive orange cinnamon brown to red in the fall before dropping. ("bald" as the common name suggests). Though native to swamp areas, it grows very well in drier, upland soils. Trunks are buttressed at the base, and when growing in water, it will develop distinctive, knobby root growths ("knees") which protrude above the water surface around the tree to 6 feet high. The bark is reddish gray or brown with long fibrous ridges that peel off in strips. ...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
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