Taxodium distichum
  • Taxodium distichum
  • Taxodium distichum
  • Taxodium distichum

Taxodium distichum

£25.00

Taxodium distichum is a handsome, deciduous, medium sized or eventually large tree with lush green summer leaves turning bronze in autumn before falling. Excellent for wet ground!

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(Swamp Cypress) A species of deciduous conifer native to the south-eastern United States, Taxodium distichum grows to be an attractive, tall, conical tree. 

The pretty, soft green and fern-like leaves will turn shades of rich reddish-brown in autumn before they fall. Taxodium distichum is an eye-catching garden tree which thrives in wet conditions. Taxodium looks fantastic when planted in groups next to ponds or streams.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Fertile soil. Taxodium distichum will tolerate very wet soil conditions.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate until established then vigorous.
  • Habit: Medium sized or eventually large tree with a conical, upright habit.
    • Height: up to 25 m (82 ft).
    • Spread: 8 m (26 ft).
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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall), Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Honey Fungus Resistant

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