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Taxodium mucronatum /Montezuma Bald Cypress, Mexican Cypress

Taxodium mucronatum  / Taxodium mucronatum
A young tree in Austin,TX
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A young tree in Austin,TX

Fern-like needles on compound leaf

Trunk of a young tree

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Scientific Name: Taxodium mucronatum
Common Name: Montezuma Bald Cypress, Mexican Cypress
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Needleleaf
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: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Mexico’s national tree where it is an evergreen. A specimen in Mexico is thought to be between 2000 and 4000 years old. It only looses all its foliage where freezes occur (zone 8 and part of zone 9) and is evergreen in higher zone numbers. Its performance in the USA, particular the eastern part, is not known.