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Bald Cypress Tree

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  • the needles turn a beautiful coppery bronze before dropping, showing the reddish-gray bark
  • Matures to 20-30' wide by 50-65' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 4 - 10
  • Plant in full sun to part shade
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Description

The bald cypress tree is a deciduous conifer tree that has long, drooping branches and is often found in wetland areas. The bald cypress isn't bald at all - the name comes from the fact that it appears to be bald because of its flat needles.

Each fall, these needles turn a beautiful coppery bronze before dropping. They can also be great warning signals for the health of the tree. If your bald cypress starts turning copper in the spring or summer, this could be a sign of a thirsty or stressed tree. Water regularly, mulch around the base of the tree, and fertilize each spring with a slow-release fertilizer to keep your tree growing strong and your needles green!

When your cypress tree loses its needles, it gets a chance to showcase the reddish-gray bark. This bark forms long scaly, fibrous ridges on the trunk as it matures. As it gets older, these ridges will peel off the trunk in strips. Like crape myrtles, this is not a cause for concern, but a natural shedding process of a healthy tree.

Bald Cypress is mostly located in swampy areas with little sunlight, but they are just as viable near ponds, creeks, or anywhere you need a large ornamental tree that wildlife love!

The bald cypress is a slow grower but a creeping giant! At maturity, they can reach heights in excess of 65 feet. As they get larger, the trunks of the bald cypress flare and knobby roots protrude from the ground around it.

If your tree is over 46" inches tall at the time of shipping, we will have to trim it to fit into our boxes.

Customers Outside of the Southeastern United States: Shipping these trees over long distances during the Summer is not recommended, please wait to order during Fall to Early Spring for best results.

Bald Cypress Tree Care

  • Hardy from USDA Zones 4-10.
  • Plant in Full Sun to Part Shade for best results.
  • Bald Cypresses are tolerant of most soil types, even clay.
  • Water 2-3 times per week after planting. This will help it to develop deep roots and allow it to support rapid growth.
  • Fertilize new plantings in early spring with a balanced nitrogen-rich fertilizer to promote new growth.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Bald Cypress Tree Spacing Recommendations

They are feature plants and will need about 15-20 feet between plantings. These trees should be spaced to allow them to mature and show off their beautiful forms.

  • Scientific Name
    Taxodium distichum
  • Hardiness Zone
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Deciduous
  • Features
    Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Fast Growth
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Accent, Privacy Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    None

Growing Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10

Map of USDA Zones 4-10

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Bald Cypress Tree

$36.99

The bald cypress tree is a deciduous conifer tree that has long, drooping branches and is often found in wetland areas. The bald cypress isn't bald at all - the name comes from the fact that it appears to be bald because of its flat needles.

Each fall, these needles turn a beautiful coppery bronze before dropping. They can also be great warning signals for the health of the tree. If your bald cypress starts turning copper in the spring or summer, this could be a sign of a thirsty or stressed tree. Water regularly, mulch around the base of the tree, and fertilize each spring with a slow-release fertilizer to keep your tree growing strong and your needles green!

When your cypress tree loses its needles, it gets a chance to showcase the reddish-gray bark. This bark forms long scaly, fibrous ridges on the trunk as it matures. As it gets older, these ridges will peel off the trunk in strips. Like crape myrtles, this is not a cause for concern, but a natural shedding process of a healthy tree.

Bald Cypress is mostly located in swampy areas with little sunlight, but they are just as viable near ponds, creeks, or anywhere you need a large ornamental tree that wildlife love!

The bald cypress is a slow grower but a creeping giant! At maturity, they can reach heights in excess of 65 feet. As they get larger, the trunks of the bald cypress flare and knobby roots protrude from the ground around it.

If your tree is over 46" inches tall at the time of shipping, we will have to trim it to fit into our boxes.

Customers Outside of the Southeastern United States: Shipping these trees over long distances during the Summer is not recommended, please wait to order during Fall to Early Spring for best results.

Bald Cypress Tree Care

Pot size

  • 2.4 Gallon
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