Taxodium ascendens     tax-O-dee-um uh-SEND-enz      

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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