Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

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Bald cypress, a long-lived wetland monarch, is an incredibly important component of floodplains, sloughs, swamps, brakes, or anywhere else that remains too wet for most other trees. Wood from mature trees is highly valuable due to its ability to withstand the elements, and because of this has spurned an industry of “recyclers” who salvage lumber from old buildings or sinker logs from waterways to put it back to use. Baldcypress’ popularity as a landscape specimen has proven its tolerance to colder and drier conditions than its natural range indicates.

Here’s a tip: If you want to increase the chance of turkeys roosting on your property, plant several clumps of cypress in or around your food plots. Turkeys love the horizontal branching habit of this species, and will choose them over other trees when given the option.  Here is another tip: If you have or plan on installing a small bridge on your property, or already have one and don’t want to lose it to erosion, plant several cypress trees downstream. The roots will form upright growths called knees that trap sediment and material to slow the flow and greatly reduce erosion.

Zone: 6 - 9
Soil pH: <6.8
Mature Height: 75' - 100'
Wildlife Value: Preferred roost tree for wild turkeys, seeds eaten by wood ducks. Hollows provide habitat, nests, dens, ect. for fish, woodpeckers, ducks, racoon, and other woodland mammals.
Site Preference: Naturally occurs in wetlands, but tolerates drier sites.
Fruit Maturity Date: Fall


Customer Reviews

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In today’s world money controls all things, wen forests are cut they are replanted with Money maker species , leaving the oringinal ecosystem devastated , I’m no tree hugger but however I do need oxygen to breath and I enjoy the vast wildlife of this world, wetlands are dried concrete is poured, and man will not change until he reaches the brink, keep sowing your pine and you’ll reach the end time. Raised in south alabama I’ve known the grand cypress as the rulers of creeks and wetlands, but not to be fooled they can survive and thrive almost anywhere , as anywhere is what a great place to have a beautiful cypress forest, a titan of wetlands a wanderer of the hills a great soldier of its enemies . Nativ nurseries provides excellent specimens and great service , sow diversity and you shall feel many joys from it .

Laura W.
Bald Cypress

My trees arrived and I have already planted all of them. I planted the bald cypress in our "boggy" area at the rear of our property. I am very pleased with the quality of plants and will be ordering more trees soon.

Scott Shallenberger
Great Trees

These trees exceeded my expectations. Great root system and stem diameter.