Bald Cypress

Bald Cypress

This fast-growing, pyramidal-shaped tree becomes rounded with age. The light green, fernlike leaves turn a rust color before they are shed in the fall. This tree has relatively few insect or disease problems and will grow on a wide variety of soil types. Bald cypress is difficult to move and should be transplanted while young.

  • Maximum height: 100 feet

  • Relative growth rate: Good

  • Freedom from insect pests: Excellent

  • Freedom from disease problems: Excellent

  • Resistance to storm damage: Good

  • Will grow on poorly drained soil: Excellent

  • Will grow in hot, dry areas: Good

  • Easy to transplant: Very Poor

  • Withstands city conditions: Good

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