Common Bald Cypress
Botanical Name: Taxodium distichum
Common Name: Bald-Cypress*
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Height: 50-70' Spread: 20-30' Habit/Form: Pyramidal Growth rate: Medium Zones: 4-10
Cultural requirements: Sun; adaptable to wet, dry, and swampy locations; prefers acidic soils; shows chlorosis symptoms in high pH soil.
Ornamental Characteristics: Straight narrow tree with wide base; green leaves turn a russet-red in fall; a stately deciduous conifer; native to Midwest.
Use in the Landscape: Specimen or grouping for parks, larger areas, and around lakes.
Birds Attracted: Waterfowl
Plant Appeal to Birds: Seeds; shelter
Aerial Salt Tolerance: Highest degree of salt tolerance; use in most exposed areas.
*Native to Illinois
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