Bald Cypress Tree

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Kids just love the soft ferny foliage of the wonderful native tree Bald Cypress Tree (Taxodium distichum)! You'll love how simple it is to create a strong focal point and gain welcome shade that lasts for generations. Just plant this admirable and unique tree in your yard!

In spring, radiant, new green needles develop. The fern-like foliage is soft and flowing and grows into a graceful accent for your colorful summer plantings. Able to grow 50 - 65 feet tall and 20 - 30 feet wide, these unique trees form a rounded pyramidal canopy, and the slightly upturned, spreading branches are open and airy.

This tall tree is a rare deciduous conifer that offers a fantastic fall color display as the soft, short, and feathery needles turn a gorgeous cinnamon red for autumn. This is a tree that will certainly turn heads throughout the fall season.

Next, the tree drops its needles for the winter. This is where the nickname "Bald" comes from! All winter, the Bald Cypress provides visual interest and the attractive flared trunk has its moment to shine. The silvery-gray bark has a wonderful shaggy texture that exfoliates to reveal noteworthy flashes of coppery, reddish-brown beneath.

Late summer and fall also bring green, round seedball-like cones with two triangular seeds inside. Many animals find shelter in Bald Cypress trees. The seeds are eaten by Wild Turkeys, Wood Ducks, Evening Grosbeaks, Squirrels, Waterfowl, and Wading Birds. Fantastic wildlife trees, and all sorts of wild birds such as eagles love to nest in this tree. If grown in or near the water, frogs, and amphibians use their roots as a habitat.

This is an easy-care native tree, and it is one of the oldest living trees in the world. The oldest known Bald Cypress Tree is found in North Carolina and is over 600 years old! With a wide native range throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 10, including swampy areas of the Mississippi Valley in the Southeastern and Southern United States, this versatile tree can tolerate standing water.

Planting and Application:

The Bald Cypress is a large-scale tree with a pyramidal outline that would be a fantastic native focal point for a large property, or big open spaces. Now, you may not see much of that in suburbia, but your kids will love to play under the "pettable" branches. They'll happily scramble over the fluted base and play in the cool, refreshing shade.

The Bald Cypress is also a fast-growing tree with 2.5 feet of growth expected each year. They'll handle urban conditions, sun, partial shade, and a variety of soil types without missing a beat. You'll love the speedy way it rockets up to achieve a lovely, refreshing shade for you and your family. Parks and municipalities like to include them in the mix of trees being planted to increase the diversity of the urban landscape.

These tall, long-lived trees are highly adaptable to most soils. Perfect for low-lying areas, and Rain Gardens, the Bald Cypress tree provides decorative interest all year round! Can be used by rivers and lake properties that have wet soils. This is a perfect tree to shade a dock or boat house, including the basin or Zone 1 where periods of extended moisture can occur. It will filter runoff water from roofs or driveways beautifully!

If grown around ponds or standing water, the root system may eventually develop a few of those cute "knees" after several decades. If grown in drier conditions, it will not develop "Cypress Knees". But, don't worry - it will still be cute!

Give them plenty of room to reach their mature height and width. You'll want to use these trees as an anchor in a large natural planting. Try underplanting them with other wetland plants or high moisture-loving shrubs and perennials that can handle a bit of shade beneath their limbs.

  • Soft Green Foliage
  • Tall Straight Trunk & Exfoliating Gray/Brown Bark
  • Cinnamon Red Fall Color!
  • Fast-Growing & Long-Lived
  • Wildlife Species Trees
  • Impressive Lawn & Specimen Trees & Around Wetland & Water-Sources

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Also known as Swamp Cypress, it is well-known for its love of wet areas but is also adaptable to dry areas and city environments. It can handle a wide variety of soil types and absolutely loves slightly acidic soil. Bald Cypress grows beautifully in either full sun or partial sun. Give young trees moderate yet regular moisture to establish for the first several growing seasons. Baby it just a bit, and you'll be so glad you did! If needed, prune any crisscrossing branches in early spring. Set up these long-lived trees for life by planting them with the symbiotic support of Nature Hills Root Booster and a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch around the roots.

  • Full Sun & Some Part Shade
  • Moderate Moisture Needs - Tolerates Wet Soil
  • Any Well-Drained Soil & Prefers Acidic Soil
  • Prune If Needed Early Spring
  • Low Maintenance Hardy Native Tree

What a cool tree! Order yours today and get started with a tree that will shade generations to come. You'll love this soft and touchable unique tree. Generations of poets and writers have been inspired by it, and you will be, too. Order today at!

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Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Bald Cypress Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-10
Growing Zones 4-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Taxodium distichum
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 50 - 65 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 30 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate to Wet
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Deciduous Conifer
Foliage Deciduous Conifer
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring