Cypress BaldScientific Name: Taxodium distichum
Best Planted In Zone: 4-10
The Bald Cypress is a deciduous conifer which is just about maintenance-free once established. It has a pyramidal shape and displays reddish brown, peeling bark as it matures. Its leaves begin light green as new-growth, turn dark green in summer, and finally change to a rich brown in the fall. The Bald Cypress has a medium growth-rate and is hardy in Zones 4-10. It reaches a mature height of about 50-70 feet and a spread of 20-25 feet. Plant in full sun or partial shade. USDA ZONES:Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
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First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Bald Cypresses need water and sun to thrive. You should water them regularly after planting and fertilize in the spring time. Eventually you may need to prune your Bald Cypress, but refrain from pruning for several years in order that it may grow a strong trunk.