(a.k.a. Southern Cypress, White Cypress, Swamp Cypress)
Bald Cypress seedlings are a beautiful species of ornamental deciduous conifer, releasing its needles every fall/winter in a gorgeous coppery bronze show. This species grows to 70 to 100ft tall and flourishes in a wide range of zones [once established] and a wide range of soil types as long as they are damp/wet.
Bald Cypress grows fairly quickly for a conifer and lives for a very long time. It is a highly water tolerant species and 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, which provides the added benefit of erosion control. Bald Cypress seedlings are a great conifer for planting around ponds and water features, or anywhere the mud wants to suck your boots off.
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 and tries again if given a chance.
Bald Cypress seedlings often attract waterfowl and amphibians at maturity because of its preference for wet locations, and many animals eat its nutritious seeds. In southern states one often finds spanish moss hanging from the branches, and bald eagles and ospreys are often seen nesting and hunting in Bald Cypress treetops.
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 [pre-order now for Spring 2019]
--- Bald Cypress plug transplants [sold out till Fall 2019]
• order using the green buttons below (if visible), or use our evergreen mailorder form or our custom invoice request form
• Comparable alternative species: Tamarack Larch, White Cedar. Confused about species? Check out our Evergreen Tree Buyers Guide
PRE-ORDER NOW FOR SPRING 2019!
These specific bare root evergreen trees are available for pre-order now and start shipping March 25, 2019. If you’d like to delay shipment to April or May of 2019, please specify that date in a follow up email after placing your order. If you need evergreen trees shipped before or after these dates, please look at our various sizes and species of plug seedlings and plug transplants, which can be shipped at nearly any time of year.