Common Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum Cupressaceae

Growth habit



Long-lived polycarpic perennial

Native distribution

DE to FL West to Southern IL, MO, AR and LA


Floriculture War Memorial Trail, Houston and Grossman Ponds, Urban Tree Collection, Comstock Knoll and Rhododendron Collection, Conifer Slope

Source of plant

Forestfarm Nursery, Klyn Nurseries, Holden Arboretum, Kohankie Nursery, Simpson Orchard Company Inc., Lake County Nursery Inc., Ruth Nix, Roslyn Nursery, Schichtel's Nursery


Plants 50' to 70' tall, 20' to 30' wide; can attain 100' or more in height. A lofty deciduous conifer of slender, pyramidal habit, almost columnar in youth, with a stout, straight trunk, buttressed at the base and short, horizontal branches ascending at the ends, the lateral branches pendulous, sometimes becomingirrregular, flat-topped and picturesque in old age.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

growth habit