Taxodium distichum


Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - medium 50-70' in 30-50 years
Mature Height - 50-70' to 100' or more
Mature Width - 20-30'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - monoecious; staminate in drooping, 4-5" long panicles; pistillate cones are subglobose, comprisingseveral spirally arranged peltate scales, each bearing 2 erect, basal ovules
Fruit - cones, globular or ovoid, short stalked 0.5-1" across; green to purple and resinous when young, brown at maturity; seed triangular to 0.5"long
Leaf -
Fall Color - russet, soft brown to orangish brown
Bark - reddish brown, fibrous, strongly buttressed
Other Features - National champion 83' x 85' Cat Island, LA
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - deep, fine, sandy loams, moist, acid, moderate drainage soils, adaptable; sunny
Native Habitat - Delaware to Florida west to Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas introduced 1640
Diseases and Insects - twig blight, cancers, decay, cypress moth, fruit tree leaf roller, gypsy moth, mites
Strength -
Weakness -

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