The Pond Cypress tree is an adaptable, wind tolerant deciduous conifer with landscape appeal. This fast-growing tree can reach upwards of 45-60′ H x 15-20′ W at maturity. This cypress tree has longer needles than a bald cypress but will put on just as impressive of a show in the fall when the needles turn a coppery brown, eventually dropping as winter sets in.
In addition to its fall foliage, the pond cypress tree also produces small cones that begin yellow-tinted green shade that transitions to purplish-green and finally a muted brown tone.
This cypress tree grows upright and has a flared base. Its narrow, pyramidal canopy makes it a versatile landscape element that can be planted beside ponds, streams or other wet areas, but will do just as well planted along streets or as an accent in your yard. This tree doesn’t need to be in standing water for it to shine in your landscape. Cypress knees do not usually form in drier conditions.
Pond cypress does well in most soils but is not tolerant of alkaline soils above 7.5 pH. It is also drought-tolerant, disease-resistant, and insect resistant. The tight habit of the tree also requires little to no maintenance.
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.
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 wonderful forms.
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