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Taxodium mucronatum/Montezuma or Mexican Bald Cypress

Taxodium mucronatum / Taxodium mucronatum
Used as a specimen plant
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Used as a specimen plant

When young branches tend to driip and may need to be removed

Close view shows typical foliage for bald cypress

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Scientific Name: Taxodium mucronatum
Common Name: Montezuma or Mexican Bald Cypress
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: None
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Mexico's national tree, this cypress reaches a height of 150 feet and it is not uncommon for it to have a height of over 100 feet in landscapes, Has upright, pyramidal form with a dense crown. No knees are generally produced by this species. A semi-evergreen to deciduous in zone 8 and it drops all its foliage in spring where it is evergree. Has drought resistance and yet will grow in wet soils. Not widely available, this tree may be used as a specimen, in hedges and screens. A hugh tree of this species is growing in Santa Maria del Tole, Mexico and is said to be the largest tree in the worls. Can reach a height of 150 feet. An evergreen in most of its range, but semi-evergreen in the cooler part. evergreen elsewhere