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Taxodium mucronatum, Taxodium mexicanum, Cuprespinnata mexicana, Montezuma Baldcypress, Mexican Cypress, Tree of Tule

Taxodium mucronatum, Taxodium mexicanum, Cuprespinnata mexicana

Montezuma Baldcypress, Mexican Cypress, Tree of Tule
Family: Cupressaceae   (Formerly:Taxodiaceae / Cupressaceae)
Subfamily: Taxodioideae
Origin: Mexico
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageDeciduousInvasiveFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

In Mexico, it is known as Ahuehueta, meaning "old man of the water". This deciduous tree of wetlands has broad, spreading crown with strong, horizontal branches and delicate, weeping branchlets. The leaves are 0.24 to 0.48 inch (6-12 mm) long. The roots of trees growing in standing water often send up conical projections ("knees"). Before the leaves drop, they turn spectacular bright orange to rusty brown. Usually occurs on moist soils along streams, or on low, poorly drained sites. It is drought tolerant when established.


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