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Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichium

Spread: 20-30'
Shape: Wide, narrow and pyramidal when young becoming increasing flared at the trunk
Foliage: Deciduous conifer of ancient origin that is widely planted in Texas as a shade tree and an interesting specimen. Its layered branches with needle-like leaflets that turn from dark green to bronze or rich pumpkin brown in autumn give it a feathery, fine-textured appearance
Fall Color: Yellow to bronze
Hardiness: 4-11

Comments: Wet to dry. Prefers sand but will tolerate clay bogs. Street tree, specimen, distinguished mass planting. Can become chlorotic in high pH soils

PDFBald Cypress Fact Sheet