Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum

Family Cupressaceae
Genus Taxodium
Specific Epithet distichum
Arboretum Collection LT
Lifecycle large deciduous tree
Fall Color Orange-brown to brown
Size to 45 meters tall, 4 meter diameter
Bloom Time March to April
Flower wind pollinated
Bark brown fibrous
Leaf Size 1 cm long on deciduous branchlets
Leaf Margin Entire
Leaf Arrangement Opposite
Leaf Type Compound
Description A large excurrent tree with soft textured foliage. On wet sites, cypress knees form from roots.
Cultural Requirements Found on wet sites, but adaptable in the landscape.
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brown fall color

brown fall color

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fluted base and knees

fluted base and knees

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leaf and cone

leaf and cone

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young planted tree

young planted tree

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