Taxodium ascendens 'Morris' (standard)

Debonair® Pondcypress

The parent tree of Debonair® Pondcypress resides in the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. Introduced jointly by the Morris and tree veteran, Earl Cully, ‘Debonair®’ has a narrow outline with slightly pendulous tips. We are excited to grow another cultivar of this intriguing species, which offers adaptability and a very useful silhouette, providing strong vertical impact with little demand for elbow room.

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous conifer
Hardiness: 5 to 10
Foliage: Delicate ferny filaments
Fall Color: Bronze
Bark: Reddish brown, interesting
Texture: Fine
Shape: Narrow
Mature Size: 60' tall by 20' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Impressively tolerant of wet and dry sites (once established)
Native Habitat: Native to the coastal plains of the Southeast and far up the Mississippi Valley to Illinois