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