Taxodium distichum--Common Bald Cypress
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 11
Height: 70 ft
Spread: 25 ft
Type: deciduous tree
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches
Comments: Common Bald Cypress looks like an evergreen but is actually deciduous, so drops its leaves in the
fall with a lovely color change. Its fine texture adds dimension to
the winter landscape, and summer's light green color complements many
of the darker-colored trees.
The growth habit is narrow while young but becomes broader as the plant ages.
As it grows, it can be used to provide a lovely filtered shade, with
its bottom limbs removed to show off its fibrous, red-brown bark. Common Bald Cypress
prefers full sun when young and can be used near water.
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