A deciduous conifer (like the Larches), is native to wet areas of the lower and middle Mississippi Valley drainage basin, with its northernmost native range is the extreme southern tips of Indiana and Illinois, but this tree is extensively planted in dry areas throughout the Eastern United States as an ornamental tree, including Ohio. Its pyramidal to spire-like growth is formal in youth, becoming more columnar and open with great age. This is the tree from which cypress mulch is made, and the source trees, especially in Florida are being rapidly depleted.
- Includes 10 Seedlings per order
- Plant Type: Tree
- Shape: Pyramidal to Flat-Topped
- Mature Height: 60 ft.
- Mature Spread: 25 ft.
- Growth Rate: Rapid
- Soil Type: Moist to Wet
- Sunlight Requirements: Partial to Full Sun
- Zones: 4-7
As a deciduous conifer, the leaves of Bald Cypress drop off in autumn, and its cones are round balls that release their seeds in autumn and winter. Trees in Ohio may reach 80 feet tall by 30 feet wide when found in the open. As a member of the Bald Cypress Family, it is also related to Dawn Redwood and Giant Redwood. The outline of young Bald Cypress ranges from strongly pyramidal to upright oval, and in winter one can see the multitude of horizontal branches that make up the canopy. Older trees retain the broad columnar outline.
**Available only for local pick up at the Duke Lundgard Building, Miami County Fairgrounds – April 10th (2-6pm) or April 11th (8am-6pm).**