Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) is a large deciduous conifer typically associated with the swamps, bayous, and waterways of the southeastern United States and Gulf Coast. It is rare for a conifer to lose its needles — as the Baldcypress does every autumn — and that remarkable quality is why this tree came to be called “bald.”
Baldcypress is a member of the Redwood Family, and it grows ever more imposing and elegant with age, reaching heights over 130 feet, with immense, deeply fluted trunks and feathery foliage lightly adorning powerful branches. This is a very water-tolerant species, often growing on chronically flooded alluvial plains or in bogs and swamps, where large trees literally emerge out of the water. When growing in water, Baldcypresses can form highly unique buttress-like root growths off their lower trunks known as “cypress knees” — these growths very much resemble the “flying buttresses” famous in Gothic church architecture.
Though Baldcypress trees hail from mild climates and usually grow on very wet soils, these are not requirements. In cultivation, the Baldcypress thrives in a wide range of soil conditions and can tolerate climates that that dip well below zero (to -30°F or lower!).
About Jonsteen’s Seedlings: All of our trees are seed-grown — without poison or pesticides — at our nursery on California’s Redwood Coast, which is inspected monthly and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture.
About Jonsteen’s 100% Guarantee: All of our trees are guaranteed to arrive healthy and in good condition. If your tree perishes, we will replace it with a small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling ($4.60). We encourage all customers experiencing difficulties growing their trees to contact us through our toll-free “Tree Help Line” (1-888-387-3379).
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Grow your own Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum), a large deciduous conifer from the Gulf Coast!
100% guaranteed: If your seedling perishes, we are happy to provide a replacement small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling ($4.60)
Seed-grown without poison or pesticides at our nursery on California’s Redwood Coast
Transplanting and care instructions included
Trees can provide a natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, all while benefiting local air quality, wildlife and property values — a Jonsteen seedling will only grow in value and beauty!