Taxodium distichum

Plant Description
Upright growing deciduous tree with a central leader and delicate leaf texture. Thrives and prefers wet conditions and is a good solution for low lying areas and around streams and ponds. Fall color ranges from light brown to a deep rust color. Downside is that it produces 'knees' or stumps around the base that can spread out around the trunk and also has round, ball shaped fruit. 

Plant Details

  • Pros: Nice texture, tolerates wet conditions, fall color
  • Cons: Drops significant amount of leaves, knees (stumps) around base, ball shaped fruit
  • Deciduous
  • Size: 60-70' height, 20-35' spread
  • Light: Sun
  • Bloom Color: None
  • Fall Color: Gold, rust
  • Water Needs: Normal-High
  • Similar Plants: Pond Cypress

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