Common Bald Cypress 7

Scientific Name

Taxodium distichum
Taxodiaceae

Characteristics

Unlike most cone-bearing trees, Bald Cypress loses its needles each winter and grows a new set in spring. Soft, feathery needles turn russet-red in autumn before falling and is one of its outstanding characteristics. Small round cones stay on the branches into the winter. The tree is a pyramidal shape and can grow upwards of 70 feet or more with a 30 feet span.