Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 50 - 85 ft Width: 15-30 ft
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance, fall color, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Specimen tree. Mass plantings in moist areas. Wetland restoration and enhancement.
Considerations: May produce knees (roots that poke up above ground level) even if grown in uplands. (This species is less prone to knees than bald cypress(T. distchum).)
Propagation: Cones. Needs good moisture (but not flooding) to sprout. Can be transplanted into moist uplands with expectation of success.
Availability: Quality nurseries, Native nurseries, Specialty providers, Seed
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: acidic
Seeds are used by some mammals and seed-eating birds.
Native 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).
Distribution and Planting Zones
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: This is a deciduous conifer. Depending on nutrients and water availability, this can be a small tree or tree-like shrub or it can be a large tree.