Taxodium distichum

Swamp Cypress do well in our moist local environment.

Taxodium distichum are a long lived (some tree’s are 1600 years and older) deciduous conifer that thrives in wet area’s and swamps throughout the eastern states and as far west as central Texas. Also known as the Swamp or Bald Cypress they do well in our local environment if kept in moist or wet areas. This cypress is known for her “knee’s” that are actually part of the root system that grow upwards out of the soil or swamps in which they grow. Being a member of the Cupressaceae family, the Swamp Cypress closely resembles the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) with her radiant green needle-like leaves in the summer that turn to a gorgeous hue of cinnamon-red in the fall before going “Bald” in the winter. This wonderful tree brings interest to gardens throughout all the seasons.