Bald Cypress, taxodium distichum 'northern'

Bald Cypress, taxodium distichum 'northern'
Item# DA-baldcypress
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 59%; Where Harvested (location) - Missouri

The Bald Cypress has been planted as far north as Minnesota. There are also trees 800 to 1000 years old in the Cache river basin in Illinois. And even some 75 year-old trees in New York. The Bald Cypress prefers very wet, swampy soils. Riverbanks, lake floodplains, wet depressions. They often grow in pure, almost circular stands; viewed on the horizon, these stands have a peculiar dome shape, with shorter, almost stunted trees growing around the edges and trees gradually growing taller toward the center. As a landscape tree it grows well in relatively dry soils. The Bald Cypress is classified as an evergreen conifer. It has scalelike or needlelike leaves, grown in 2 rows along slender greenish twigs and woody cones. It ranges in height from 30 to 50 ft, but can reach 75 feet. It's cold hardy to zone 4. It prefers moist, well drained soils but tolerates drier soil very well. Adaptable to a wide range of conditions. Full sun is prefered.

Recommended Planting Instructions:

Scarification: Soak in ethyl alcohol, let stand in alcohol for 5 minutes. Stratification: Cold stratify for 90 days. Germination: Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp soil, and mulch seed bed. Other: can be fall sown without stratification.