Taxodium distichum
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Taxodium distichum

bald cypress

  family cupressaceae 
  genus taxodium 

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Genus  Taxodium Species  distichum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  bald cypress Family  CUPRESSACEAE Specimen number  S13928 Data source  Allergy p259;HtZn p173
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  50' - 70' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Sandy Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 10-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This is an insect resistant variety. Taxodium distichum can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. Bald cypress needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes soils that are sandy. Full sun is ideal for this species. It likes moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  yes Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  Mar 01 - May 31 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  This anemophilous species has only a light pollen count during hay fever season. Hay fever season usually extends from March to May.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant cones Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Taxodium distichum is a native plant in the natural environment that occurs throughout Midwest US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Taxodium distichum is a woody perennial. Bald cypress is deciduous in nature. Leaves: This plant has deciduous needle-like leaves that turn orange-brown in autumn. Flowers: This species has inconspicuous flowers. Flowers begin in March and don't stop until May.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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