Pond Cypress Tree

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A hardy native tree with a slim profile, the Pond Cypress (Taxodium ascendens) is a deciduous coniferous tree with many remarkable features and adaptations! Your Pond Cypress is a lovely tree that is adaptable, fast-growing, and easy to care for.

Its awl-shaped leaves are a vibrant green and soft to the touch. The branches grow from a straight trunk with an upright growth pattern. Pond Cypress' overall impression is of a fine-textured conifer with a pyramidal, narrow shape.

The 3/8-inch, bright green leaves of your Pond Cypress tree transition to coppery hues in the autumn with 1-inch, oval cones creating a decorative touch to the fall/winter landscape. The cones begin with a lively, yellow-tinted green shade that transitions to a rich brown with maturity. A wide variety of birds and wildlife eat these cones and the canopy provides plenty of shelter and nesting!

Native to the South and Southeastern US, these swamp and wetland trees reign alongside their Bald Cypress cousins and are adaptable throughout USDA planting zones 5 to 11. You'll love seeing the flared trunks and rusty exfoliating bark all winter.

Planting and Application:

This narrow-growing tree would be wonderfully planted along your sidewalk, near a pond or swampy area, or in a location where you'd love a stately conifer (but don't have that much room)! It tends to grow quickly and is sure to provide you with years of decorative appeal.

It's a unique water-loving tree that will adjust to both moist and dry conditions, and narrow enough in its growth pattern to squeeze in amid other plantings in your yard. Shade your gardens and patios, create groupings or rows for seasonal privacy and screening, or install a showy front yard specimen planting or street tree with the slim Pond Cypress!

It can survive in a variety of soils and grows tall and narrow for a beautiful presentation in your landscape all summer, and even through fall.

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. In some locations, these Cypress will form curious 'knees'.

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 Zone 1 areas where periods of extended moisture can occur. The Pond Cypress' roots filter runoff water from roofs, slopes, or driveways beautifully!

  • Yellow-Green Soft Feathery Foliage
  • Special Native Columnar Tree
  • Tall Deciduous Conifer With Fall Color & Unique Cones
  • Great In Wetlands & High-Moisture Areas
  • Slim Shade, Street Tree, Lawn Specimens & Wildlife Trees

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Cypress grows beautifully in either full sun or partial sun, it is well-known for its adaptability to wet areas but is also adaptable to average moisture yards and city environments. It can handle a wide variety of soil types and does best in slightly acidic soil. 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. Give young trees moderate yet regular moisture to establish for the first several growing seasons. If needed, prune any crisscrossing branches in early spring.

  • Full Sun
  • Adaptive To A Variety Of Soil & Prefers Slightly Acidic Locations
  • High Drought Tolerance
  • Prune Early Spring
  • Disease, Pest & Deer Resistant
  • Low Maintenance Hardy & Long-Lived Tree

A stately conifer with an adaptable nature! When choosing a hardy deciduous conifer for your yard, the Pond Cypress is an outstanding choice! Order now at NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Pond Cypress Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-11
Growing Zones 5-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Taxodium ascendens
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 45 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to High
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Red
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring