Bald Cypress


Common Name: Bald Cypress

Botanical Name: Taxodium Distichum

Description:  Although many conifers are evergreen, bald cypress trees are deciduous conifers that shed their needle-like leaves in the fall. In fact, they get the name “bald” cypress because they drop their leaves so early in the season. Their fall colors are tan, cinnamon, and fiery orange. The bark is brown or gray with a stringy texture. Young trees have pyramidal (pyramid-shaped) crowns, but these even off to a columnar shape in adulthood.

Size: 50' - 70' H x 25' W (or more)

Sun/Water: Full sun, withstands water and swampy areas but also somewhat drought tolerant.

Zones: 5 - 10