Commonly called the Swamp Cypress or Bald Cypress, Taxodium distichum is a deciduous conifer.
It has a good growth rate and will form a natural tall cone shaped tree. One cultivar Taxodium distichum ‘Cascade Falls’ if a grafted weeping form which makes an excellent feature plant in any damp position.
As the common name suggests its natural habitat is in moist soils, however it is very adaptable.
The foliage is pale green with a soft look, as autumn comes around it turns to a deep orange to brown.
Being a large tree the species itself, Taxodium distichum does require some space and is best suited to larger gardens and parks. Over time it will reach around 30 metres in height (90 ft) with a canopy spread of around 10 metres (30 ft)
‘Cascade Falls’ is different and more suited to smaller gardens. Being a grafted plant height will be restricted to to stem it was grafted onto. It will require some pruning and this can be done in winter for best results.
This is also a variety that is suited to growing in courtyards in containers where it adds great form and colour from spring through to autumn.
Taxodium distichum is available for sale from the following nurseries
WINTER HILL TREE FARM Ph: 02 4878 9193 Fax: 02 4878 9109
NSW Southern Highlands
Retail & Wholesale. Advanced trees & hedging. Grown in pots for year-round planting. 45 litre - 1000 litre available. Great range. Great Quality. Delivery available.
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.