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Taxodium mucronatum (Montezuma Cypress)

Montezuma Cypress, Montezuma Bald Cypress, Mexican Swamp Cypress, Sabino, Ahuehuete


Taxodium mucronatum (Montezuma Cypress) is a graceful coniferous tree with strongly weeping branches. Pyramidal when young with a dense crown, it eventually develops into a broad-topped, spreading, open tree when mature. Its foliage of pale green, needle-like leaves is evergreen in mild climates but is partially or wholly deciduous in cold areas, turning dull gold in fall. The trunk grows unusually thick toward the base, even on young trees. Long-lived, Montezuma Cypress is the national tree of Mexico. A beautiful tree for large lawns.

  • Grows up to 50-80 ft. tall (15-24 m) and 25-35 ft. wide (7-11 m).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in preferably acid, moist or wet soils.
  • Virtually pest and disease free.
  • Needs little pruning to develop a strong structure
  • Propagate by grafting in late winter
  • Native to Guatemala, Mexico, Texas.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 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' – 80' (15m – 24m)
Spread 25' – 35' (7.5m – 10.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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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 8 – 11
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 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' – 80' (15m – 24m)
Spread 25' – 35' (7.5m – 10.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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