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Taxodium ascendens 'Prairie Sentinel' /Prairie Sentinal Pond Cypress

Taxodium ascendens 'Prairie Sentinel'  / Taxodium ascendens 'Prairie Sentinel'
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Tree in winter landscape

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Scientific Name: Taxodium ascendens 'Prairie Sentinel'
Common Name: Prairie Sentinal Pond Cypress
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: This cypress can grow in very wet areas and is also adapted to upland soils that can become dry in part of the year. It has green, fern-like foliage that turns coppery in autumn and finally brown before falling from the tree. This selection can grow to 60 feet tall and have a spread of only around 10 feet. Thi selection is much narrower than the species. Will grow in standing water, but also will preform satisfactorily on upland soils. The soft, green, fern-like foliage turns coppery and then brown in autumn. Flowers insignificant, fruit purp