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Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium 'Nutans' (Nodding Pond Cypress)

Pond Cypress, Nodding Pond Cypress, Weeping Pond Cypress, Pendant Pond Cypress, Taxodium ascendens 'Nutans'


Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium 'Nutans' (Nodding Pond Cypress) is a deciduous coniferous tree of great beauty. It features a narrowly conical or columnar form with short, horizontal branching with drooping branchlets. Unlike most cone-bearing trees, Nodding Pond Cypress loses its needles each winter and grows a new set in spring. Its delicate foliage sprays of soft, bright green, awl-shaped leaves warms up to rich shades of orange, cinnamon and golden-brown in the fall, before dropping and revealing the gray-brown, ridged bark. A spectacular tree for stream banks or pond edges, it can also be grown in average garden soil.

  • Grows up to 30-70 ft. tall (9-21 m) and 15-20 ft. wide (5-6 m).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in preferably acid, moist or poorly drained soils.
  • Virtually pest and disease free. Deer resistant.
  • No pruning required
  • Propagate by grafting in late winter

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Taxodium - Cypresses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Height 30' – 70' (9m – 21m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Bog Gardens, Ponds and Streams, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Taxodium - Cypresses
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Height 30' – 70' (9m – 21m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Wet Soil
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Bog Gardens, Ponds and Streams, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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