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G6800, Revised June 2008

Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees

Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum)

Large trees

Bald cypress
Bald cypress

Bald cypress


This fast-growing, pyramidal-shaped tree becomes rounded with age. The light green, fernlike leaves turn a rust color before they are shed in the fall. This tree has relatively few insect or disease problems and will grow on a wide variety of soil types. Bald cypress is difficult to move and should be transplanted while young.

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