Montezuma Cypress — also known as Montezuma Baldcypress, Sabino, or Ahuehuete — is the national tree of Mexico, where it has been widely cultivated and revered since pre-Columbian times. Montezuma Cypresses are among the oldest cultivated trees in the New World, with some planted specimens estimated at more than 1,600 yeas old.
A fast-growing, long-lived tree, Montezuma Cypress is most often found in marsh or spring areas, along waterways, or in canyons where surface water may not flow throughout the year, but where the tree’s root system can secure perennial water below ground. Montezuma Cypresses become very large, with heavily buttressed trunks, often of remarkable circumference. In fact, the tree is known as a giant more for its massive, convoluted trunk than for its height, which typically ranges from 60 to 150 feet. Trunk diameters in old-growth specimens are the very largest in the tree world, measuring up to more than 50 feet across! Montezuma Cypress is a deciduous or semi-deciduous species, depending on the climate in which it is grown.
Montezuma Cypress makes a fantastic planting in lawns, yards, and gardens, and can be cultivated under a great variety of growing situations, including wet soils, dry soils, and temperatures that range from triple-digit heat all way down to 0°F.
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 Montezuma Cypress (Taxodium mucronatum), Mexico’s National Tree!
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!