Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

(5 customer reviews)

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Description

Latin: Taxodium distichum

Zones: 4-10

Other common names: baldcypress, common bald-cypress, gulf cypress, red cypress, tidewater red cypress, white cypress, yellow cypress, cypress, swamp cypress

Mature Height: 100-125 ft. Medium growth rate of 13-24″ per year in ideal conditions.

Soil / Climate: common in swampland, but not confined to it. Bald Cypress does well in extremely wet condtions, even swamps. Although it grows best in warm climates, larger trees are able to tolerate much lower temperatures and lower humidities.

Notes: Deciduous conifer. Attractive fern-like foliage. Distinctive shade tree for parks, groves, and estates. Has globelike cones. Developes cypress “knees” in wet conditions (only tree to develop knees). In the 1700’s Bald Cypress were used to make giant canoes and water pipes.

Wildlife: Bald Cypress seeds provide food for squirrels and other wildlife. Wood ducks build nests in the trunks while Eagles build nests in the canopies of Bald Cypress. Used as breeding grounds for frogs and toads.

Cold Stream Farm supplies Bald Cypress trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.

Additional information on Bald Cypress can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS plants database.

Additional information

Dimensions 1 × 1 in

5 reviews for Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

  1. Deborah Simmons

    I purchased 25 bare root cypress seedlings each about the size of a chopstick from Cold Stream Farm. They arrived a couple months later, shipping as soon as they went into dormancy with a few brown leaves still attached. I planted them the day I received them into the bank along the edge of our creek. Three months passed with no further attention from me, though the roots are touching the water table. The trunks retain their healthy reddish color, and they are getting the bumpy texture that suggests spring leaves will be bursting out before long. I have planted a lot of cypress and struggled to get the trees established. These are just wonderful.

  2. Bill Elasky

    I ordered 25 one-two foot bald cypress trees. When they came, most were at least 18 inches tall. I planted them on a “bottom” field. At one point, they were under 6-8 feet of water for several days. Several were accidently cut down when my neighbor mowed the field. I did water them fairly often, since the summer was dry and very hot. ALL are currently alive and doing well. I also ordered 25 river birch trees, all which are also doing very well. I’ve been very impressed and have ordered more trees to plant this year. I was in touch a couple times with questions, which were answered very promptly.

  3. Steve Mims

    Purchased six 2′ to 3′ trees two years ago. They are now in the 6′ to 7′ range & would be larger if the deer hadn’t reached over my wire cages & trimmed them last winter. Beautiful trees & growing in wet areas I couldn’t get spruce or white pines to grow in. I will be adding more.

  4. S. Miller

    Planted 25 2-3’ cypress trees three years ago in Ohio. 20 are still doing well. 6 trees are now over 6’ tall and beautiful. Plan on adding 25 more to our cypress grove in 2021. I hope my grandkids will enjoy them in years to come.
    Great doing business with Cold Stream Farm.

  5. Steve Mims

    Purchased six trees 2′ to 3′ tall two years ago. They all have doubled in size & the trunks are huge. Deer love them so mine are in wire cages. If you have a wet field or area in need of fast growing trees you need to give these a try.

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