Taxodium ascendens (standard)

Pondcypress

This lessor known cousin of bald cypress has increased in popularity owing to its pronounced verticality. Delivers typical Taxodium toughness but in a package that leads your eye skyward. Pondcypress is a deciduous conifer.

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous conifer
Hardiness: 5 to 10
Foliage: Feathery fine, bright green and seem to reach upward from the twig
Fall Color: Rich brown
Bark: Light brown, eventually furrowed
Winter Interest: Vertical structure
Texture: Fine
Shape: Narrowly conical
Mature Size: 70' 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