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Taxodium mucronatum /Montezuma Cypress

Taxodium mucronatum  / Taxodium mucronatum
Handsome draping foliage of the Montezuma cypress
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Handsome draping foliage of the Montezuma cypress

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Scientific Name: Taxodium mucronatum
Common Name: Montezuma Cypress
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This cypress grows mostly in very dry soils, not in the wet soils that the bald cypress will grow in. This cypress does not produce knees like the bald cypress. Needle drop is very late in the fall. This tree is a faster growing species than the bald cypress. This tree is worthy of much more use in upland landscapes.