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Taxodium distichum, Bald cypress, Swamp cypress

Taxodium distichum

Bald cypress, Swamp cypress
Family: Cupressaceae
Origin: Florida
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterDeciduousFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Taxodium distichum grows in full sunlight to partial shade. This species grows best in wet or well-drained soil but can tolerate dry soil. It is moderately able to grow in aerosols of salt water. Trunks are buttressed (flared or fluted) at the base, and when growing in water, often develop distinctive, knobby root growths ("knees") which protrude above the water surface around the tree.

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