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Taxodium distichum

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Trees, Deciduous, Conifers

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 50'-75'

Bloom Time: April

Bloom Color: purple

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Additional Tags: attracts birds, bog plant, drought tolerant, fall interest, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, showy fruit, stream margin plant, swamp plant, wetland plant

Fall foliage Taxodium distichum (bald cypress)
  • Fall foliage Taxodium distichum (bald cypress)
  • Fall foliage Taxodium distichum (bald cypress)
  • Taxodium distichum (bald cypress)
  • Fall foliage Taxodium distichum (bald cypress)

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Description

Taxodium distichum

Also known as:

bald cypress

,

common bald cypress

,

southern bald cypress

Scientific Synonyms:

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: IA

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Coniferophyta Conifers
Class Pinopsida
Subclass
Order Pinales
Family Cupressaceae Cypress family
Genus Taxodium bald cypress
Species Taxodium distichum bald cypress