or Partial Shade
or dry, very adaptable
Bald Cypress is a very attractive, soft-textured
deciduous conifer with a pyramidal habit. A stately
tree for the landscape and one of the most diversely
adaptable. Bald cypress can be grown in a wide
range of soils, wet or dry.
dry soils the bald cypress will grow to about
30-40' in height and takes on an oval shape similar
to that of the 'Bradford' pear. In wet soils,
or standing water, it will grow 70-100' in height
and form roots above the ground or water surface
that are called "knees".
needle like leaves are dark green in the spring
and summer. In the fall, the Bald Cypress leaves
may turn orange or coppery in color. The needles
fall to form a pretty caroet under the tree.
you've been to the Okefenokee Swamp, you've seen
the bald cypress. A
wonderful native tree that is much underused in