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Taxodium ascendens - 'Nutans' (Bald Cypress, Taxodium)

Type Tree, Conifer, Deciduous
Form Column-Shaped, Architectural Form
Size Large Tree (8m or more height)
Colours Light green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Taxodium ascendens - Cultivation Notes

The swamp Cyprus can survive with its roots underwater, preferring a lime free wet soil - preferably a heavy water clay. Ideal for pond side planting this tree will get very large so is only suitable for larger gardens.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Taxodium ascendens:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates permanently wet soil
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Weaknesses of Taxodium ascendens

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Taxodium ascendens:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

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View other types of conifers with light green foliage

Common Missspellings: Taxodeum, Taxodiam, Taxidium, Taxedium

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