BOTANICAL NAME: Taxodium ascendens
PRONUNCIATION: tax-O-dee-um uh-SEND-enz
TYPE: Deciduous - Sun
HEIGHT: 70 feet
SPREAD: 30 feet
SPACING: 20 - 40 feet
HABIT: Rapid growth, narrower than regular bald cypress, green earlier in spring and longer into fall. Leaflets spiral out from the stem and do not open. Long delicate filament-like leaves. Lovely, soft overall appearance. Rust fall color.
CULTURE: Easy to grow in most soils with normal water and nutrient requirements. Can tolerate wet soil.
USES: Specimen, shade tree, mass planting, background tree.
NOTES: Is not becoming more available. Also called T. distichum ‘Nutans.’