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Taxodium distichumTaxodium distichumTaxodium distichum

bald cypress, cypress, swamp cypress

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, USFWS BES


Height: 50-100'
Spread: 20-35'
Flowers: Mar.-Apr.; deep purple
Fruit: Oct.-Dec.; brown; cone/cone-like
Fall color: purple to brown

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: 4.5-6
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy


brown and blackwater rivers, lake and pond margins, swamps, coastal marshes, pocosins, river bottoms

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States: MD DE VA


Waterfowl *


deciduous conifer

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Last updated: 1 October 2004