The bald cypress tree is the classic tree of southern swamps. There, in its native habitat, it displays a peculiar habit of raising conical "knees" from its roots. The function of these growths is something of a mystery, although some believe it is a way to help the roots get oxygen. This tree dwells in swamps because it out-competes most other trees on such sites.
To the surprise of many, the bald cypress does quite well when planted in the right soil in yards or along streets and is a beautiful specimen tree. It has been grown successfully in cities as far north as Milwaukee and on dry Texas hills. This tree has evergreen like foilage but it actually loses the foilage in the winter like a normal deciduous tree. The bald cypress tree is a great shade tree.
To follow with your state regulations, we can not ship this plant to: California, AZ, AK, HI
Deliveries to WA, UT, ID, NV, MT, ND, SD MUST be shipped Bareroot.
average shipping height is 12” to 24”. We always send the tallest ones available that we have to you though. All of our trees ship Bareroot which means they will ship with no soil and no pot. This allows the plants to have a safer trip through the mail as well as to cut down on shipping costs majorly. The roots will be carefully removed from the pot they are growing in, and then wrapped in moist material with the roots sealed up to keep them moist during transit.
Name: Bald Cypress
Other Names: Taxodium distichum
Grow Zone: 4 to 10
Growth Speed: Moderate
Light Requirements: Likes Full Sun
Average Full Grown Height: 50’ to 70’
Average Full Grown Width: 25’
Deciduous (loses Leaves) Or Evergreen (Holds Foilage All Year): Deciduous
Average Lifespan: 600 years