CYPRESS – POND

COMMON NAME Pond Cypress
BOTANICAL NAME Taxodium ascendens
HEIGHT 50′ to 80′
WIDTH 10′ to 25′
DECIDUOUS
COLD TOLERANCE 0° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained or in water
WATER REQUIREMENTS Water after planting in ground, and water every day for 2 weeks. Week 3 and week 4, water deeply twice a week. From week 5 forward water deeply at least once a week until it has been 3 months. From then on, make sure your cypress is receiving a deep watering at least once or twice per month. Shouldn’t need to be watered thereafter, however it has best results with regular irrigation. Supplement with water during droughts and the hot, dry months to keep your plant lush and thriving. Reduce watering in the Winter when growth slows.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE High
SALT TOLERANCE Soil salt: Medium; Aerosol salt: Medium
COLOR Green leaves during the growing season; Showy copper hues in the Fall.
MONTH OF COLOR
FRUIT Round, 1″ to 3″, hard, brown, inconspicuous, inedible.
COMMENTS Very fast growing cypress, some botanists consider this to be a variety of bald cypress. Leaves are more vertical and short. Xeriscaping compatible. Fruit does not significantly litter the ground. Attracts birds, squirrels, and other mammals.
PRICE 25 gallon $75