Botanical Name: Taxodium ascendens
Common Name: Pond Cypress
Description: This deciduous, 70-80′ tall x 20′ wide conifer is narrowly conical or columnar with spreading branches and upright branchlets. The foliage is bright-green changing to a rich orange-brown in fall. The bark is light-brown and deeply furrowed. Extremely wind firm. No serious disease or insect problems. A gall which so commonly effects T. distichum is less evident on T. ascendens. “Knees” do not form to the degree they do on T. distichum. Adapts to drier soils. Deer resistant. Makes a great shade tree. Is a moderate grower and can live about 80 years. Sun to part shade. Native to Southeast US.
Hardiness Zone 5-10