Alphabetical Plant Listing

Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress)

Bald Cypress, Baldcypress, Common Bald Cypress, Southern Bald Cypress, Deciduous Cypress, Southern Cypress, Swamp Cypress, Red Cypress, White Cypress, Yellow Cypress, Gulf Cypress, Tidewater Red Cypress


Long-lived and majestic, Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress) is a deciduous coniferous tree of great beauty. It enjoys an upright, pyramidal form that enhances many landscapes. Unlike most cone-bearing trees, Bald Cypress loses its needles each winter and grows a new set in spring. Its delicate foliage sprays of soft, feathery, sage-green leaves, warm up to rich shades of orange, cinnamon and golden-brown in the fall, before dropping and revealing the red-brown to silver exfoliating bark. Small ovoid, purplish-green cones mature to brown. Flared at the base, its trunk develops knobby growths ('knees') when grown in waterlogged soils. The russet-red fall color of its lacy needles, the interesting winter silhouette are some of its outstanding characteristics. A spectacular tree for stream banks or pond edges.

  • Grows up to 50-70 ft. tall (15-21 m) and 20-30 ft. wide (6-9 m).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in moist or poorly drained soils. Prefers moist, acidic, sandy soils, but tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, ranging from dry soils to wet soils to standing water.
  • Virtually pest and disease free.
  • Requires little pruning
  • Propagate by seed
  • Native to the southeastern United States.

Not sure which Taxodium - Cypresses to pick?
Compare All Taxodium - Cypresses

Buy Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress)

Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 11
Heat Zones 5 – 12
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Taxodium - Cypresses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 50' – 70' (15m – 21m)
Spread 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Northeast, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

Buy Plants

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Taxodium - Cypresses

Guides with Taxodium - Cypresses


EarnestTse, Wonderful Nature, Shutterstock

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 11
Heat Zones 5 – 12
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Taxodium - Cypresses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 50' – 70' (15m – 21m)
Spread 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Northeast, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Southwest, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Taxodium - Cypresses

Guides with Taxodium - Cypresses

Plant Calculator

How many Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Taxodium distichum (Bald Cypress)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.