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Bald cypress

Taxodium distichum

Fall Colors

Characteristics:
This unique conifer is deciduous providing year-round interest. The soft needles that emerge in the spring are vibrant green in color.

Growing Conditions:
Great urban tree - native to wet areas, but does well in almost any soil type. Prefers sun.

Uses:
Great tree with changing year-round interest.

Height:
70' at maturity

Width:
30' at maturity

Shape:
Pyramidal

Flowers:
Inconspicuous flowers.

Leaves:
Pale green, deciduous needles in the summer that turn bronze in the fall and drop in winter, revealing beautiful bark for the winter.

Bark:
Showy red-grey peeling bark.

Native range from Delaware to Florida, west to Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana. In fact it is the official state tree of Louisiana. Looks like an evergreen tree - but loses it's needles in the fall.