(a.k.a. Southern Cypress, White Cypress, Swamp Cypress)
Bald Cypress seedlings are a beautiful species of ornamental deciduous conifer, dropping needles every fall/winter in a gorgeous coppery bronze show. This species grows fairly quickly and lives for a very long time for a conifer, reaching heights of to 70 to 100ft tall.
SOLD OUT till Spring 2022, no other options for this species
Bald Cypress flourishes in a wide range of zones once established, and a wide range of wet soil types. Therefore this species of conifer is great for planting around ponds and water features, or anywhere the mud wants to suck your boots off.
A highly water tolerant species, Bald Cypress can minimize the effects of flooding by holding the soil in place when submerged. If grown in a frequently submerged location, the side roots often develop as knees to provide additional support for the tree. This feature provides the added benefit of even better erosion control.
Although known as a southern species, Bald Cypress seedlings can do well in northern locations once properly established. Younger seedlings are susceptible to unseasonal cold snaps, but more mature and established specimens become quite tolerant of wintery conditions. Often the tree appears dead due to frost/freeze damage or drought, but bounces back if given a chance.
Bald Cypress seedlings often attract waterfowl and amphibians at maturity because of its preference for wet locations. Also, many animals are attracted to its nutritious seeds. Bald eagles and ospreys are often seen nesting in Bald Cypress treetops. In southern states one often finds Spanish moss hanging from the branches.
Bald Cypress seedlings: characteristics and options• prefers hardiness zones 5-10
• prefers full sun, does ok in partial shade
• mature height and spread: 100ft high, up to 30ft spread
• prefers darker, richer soils; muddy wet loamy soils; standing water; riverbanks; wetlands
• Wikipedia detailed info on Taxodium distichum
• Bald Cypress Sizes and Availability:
--- Bald Cypress seedlings [available in Spring 2022]
--- Bald Cypress plug transplants [discontinued]
• Comparable alternative species: Tamarack Larch, White Cedar. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
pricing info to be updated soon