Pond Cypress

:  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.

PROBLEMS:  Availability.

NOTES:  Is not becoming more available. Also called T. distichum ‘Nutans.’

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