Taxodium ascendens

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Pond Cypress


Plant Specifics

Size:50 - 85 ft tall by 15-30 ft wide.  Depending on nutrients and water regime, this can be a small tree or tree-like shrub or it can be a large tree.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Fruit Color:Brown
Habitats:Usually found in smaller wetlands that historically burned. Restricted to areas that dry out periodically (for reproduction) and naturally found in areas that flood (for seed dispersal).


Recommended Uses:Specimen tree. Mass plantings in moist areas. Wetland restoration and enhancement.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand



Seeds are used by some mammals and seed-eating birds.