Taxodium ascendens (standard)

Pondcypress

Category: Deciduous, Shade Tree | Size: Large , Narrow | Hardiness Zones: 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 | Fall Color: Orange | Growth Rate: Fast | Adaptability: Wet Soil Tolerant
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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