Bald Cypress is adaptable to the extremes in soil conditions ranging from from wet or submerged conditions, to dry and well drained conditions. The Bald Cypress will grow faster with more fullness, vigor and overall symmetrical beauty (usually without knees) in well-drained moist soils. In addition, it is adaptable to a wide range of soil pH levels up to 7.5, and it performs well in the compacted soils and restricted root space common to the urban environment.
The Taxodium distichum species grows, for the most part, with a straight trunk that is not prone to develop double or multiple leaders. Branches are highly resistant to breakage and are usually well spaced displaying a crown of fine textured soft green foliage.
Autumn Gold is a patented cultivar of Bald Cypress. The merits of this selection are improved dense, fine-textured summer foliage that is enhanced with an autumn gold color in the fall, as well as improved uniform branching and a dominant central leader. This cultivar enhances the natural beauty of the Bald Cypress and is abundantly qualified for increased use in America’s landscape.
Delaware to Florida, west to Southern Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas
Hardy Range: 4A-10B
Mature Height: 50’ to 60’
Mature Spread: 20’ to 25’
Growth Rate: slow
Form: pyramidal and tightly upright
Foliage is fine textured and deep green during summer, turning autumn gold during the fall. Flowers are inconspicuous. Reddish brown bark has a shredded texture.
Soil: wet or submerged to dry and well drained
Exposure: full sun