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About the Bald Cypress Tree

About the Bald Cypress Tree

About the Bald Cypress Tree. While the history of this tree has roots in southern swamps, the bald cypress is a common specimen that is often found in landscapes and even along city streets. The tree can live for hundreds of years, notes the University of Florida IFAS Extension.

While the history of this tree has roots in southern swamps, the bald cypress is a common specimen that is often found in landscapes and even along city streets. The tree can live for hundreds of years, notes the University of Florida IFAS Extension.
Growing Conditions and Zones
The bald cypress grows best in acidic soil but is adaptable to other conditions, according to the Arbor Day Foundation. It grows well in full sun and can adapt to wet or dry conditions. The bald cypress tree grows in zones 4 through 10 on the U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zone map.
Mature Height
This stately tree can reach between 50 and 70 feet when mature. A full grown bald cypress can have a spread up to 25 feet.
Physical Characteristics
The bald cypress is a deciduous, coniferous tree whose leaves are semi-evergreen. The tree grows in a pyramidal shape and is widely known for the "knees" that grow on its trunk.

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