Taxodium distichum /Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum  / Taxodium distichum
Incredible autumn color like this nearly every year
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Scientific Name: Taxodium distichum
Common Name: Bald 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
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Cypress trees grow in a wide range of soil conditions from quite dry to very wet, standing in water. The growth rate is very different in the extremes. The soft delicate, feathery fernlike foliage, striking autumn color, ability to grow in wet and dry soils, its ability to withstand strong winds, and relatively fast rate of growth for the first ten years are a few of the reasons why this native tree is favored for use in many landscape situations. This is the state tree of Louisiana.