Taxodium ascendens 'Prairie Sentinel'

Prairie Sentinel Pond Cypress

Prairie Sentinel - as its name eludes - boasts a narrow, columnar habit. Pond Cypress are tough trees great for the urban environment. This deciduous conifer has bright green feathery foliage that turns to a bronzy-red in the fall.

Category: Large shade tree; deciduous conifer
Hardiness: 5 to 10
Foliage: Bright green feathery foliage
Fall Color: Bronze
Bark: Peeling reddish-brown bark; fluted trunk
Winter Interest: Reddish bark on a fluted trunk
Texture: Fine
Shape: Very narrow - conical, columnar habit
Mature Size: 60' tall by 15' wide
Growth Rate: Fast
Adaptability: Impressively tolerant of wet and dry sites (once established)
Native Habitat: Native to Southeastern coastal plains