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Swamp cypress

Taxodium spp.

Also known as

Yew cypress, Bald cypress

Taxodium distichum 01 by WJV&DB (CC BY-SA 2.5 nl)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Swamp cypress Overview

Small genus with just 2 deciduous or semi-evergreen, hardy, coniferous trees originating from swampy forests or the edges of rivers in the Southeastern USA to Guatemala. They make good specimen trees, growing to around 30-46m, producing needle-like foliage. They are also highly flood-tolerant and can produce aerial roots called pneumatophores.

How to propagate Swamp cypress

Seed

Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

Cuttings

Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Coniferous Trees

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Fir

Abies spp.

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