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. The cones, mature in late summer, are round and about an inch in diameter............Sowing Taxodium distichum Seeds: For best results, please follow the instructions in the order provided. Scarify: Pour Hot water over seed. Soak in water 24 Hours Stratify: Cold 60-90 days, 40 Degrees F in a Moist Medium (Not wet). Germination: Sow 1/2" Deep, Keep moist (Not wet).
Bald Cypress, Taxodium distichum, Northern, Tree Seeds
Fall Colors, Hardy, Adaptable, Easy to Grow, Fast Growth, Long Lived
Bonsai, Shade Tree, Street Tree, Cold, Heat, Drought, Salt, and Wind Tolerant
Zone: 4 to 8 Growth Rate: Fast Plant Type: Large Deciduous Conifer Family: Cupressaceae
Called the wood eternal because of the heartwoods resistance to decay