Bald Cypress Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery
Bald Cypress Tree - Northern Ridge Nursery

Bald Cypress Tree

$ 19.95



🧬Scientific Name: Taxodium distichum

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-10

Taxodium distichum, commonly known as Bald Cypress, can grow up to 100-130 feet tall and 20-40 feet wide.
Bald Cypress produces inconspicuous flowers in the spring followed by small, woody cones that persist on the tree through winter.

Size: 2-3 Foot

2-3 Foot
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Shipping Window (More info on Shipping tab above): Spring/Summer (3/15/23 - 7/30/23)

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Bald Cypress - The Slow-Growing Long-Living Trees

Why Bald Cypress?

The bald cypress, the state tree of Louisiana, is the perfect addition to your backyard. In the fall, the tree leaves change from forest green to tan, cinnamon, and fiery orange, adding to its beauty and mythical look. These slow-growing trees reach up to 600 years in age and play an important role in preserving wildlife.

Taxodium distichum tends to grow in the rivers and wetlands. Widely distributed along the Atlantic Coastal Plain, these trees are generally restricted to the wetlands where moisture is abundant. Although, they are also found in dry areas and are planted as ornamental trees because of their Spanish moss-like leaves and knee-like roots.

Despite its thin bark, the bald cypress is excellent at absorbing floodwater and preventing erosion. It also traps pollutants and stops them from spreading, thus aiding the wildlife and the environment.

The rot-resistant heartwood is valued for multiple treasures. The bald cypress is widely used to make boats, cabinets, fence posts, and flooring.

Plant Summary

Key Information for Bald Cypress Tree (Taxodium distichum):

  • 📏Size: Taxodium distichum, commonly known as Bald Cypress, can grow up to 100-130 feet tall and 20-40 feet wide.
  • 🍂Foliage: The leaves of this tree are needle-like and are arranged in a flat, feather-like fashion along the branches. They are green in the summer and turn a rusty brown in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: Bald Cypress produces inconspicuous flowers in the spring followed by small, woody cones that persist on the tree through winter.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: This tree has a pyramidal or conical shape when young, becoming more open and irregular with age.
  • ☀️Sunlight: It prefers full sun to partial shade and can tolerate a wide range of light conditions.
  • 🪨Soil: This tree is tolerant of a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, acidic soils and can tolerate periodic flooding.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Bald Cypress is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 10.
  • 🧪pH Level: It can grow in soil with a pH range of 4.5 to 7.5.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning should be done in late winter or early spring to remove dead or crossing branches.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Bald Cypress is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but can be susceptible to cypress canker, cypress moth, and needle blight.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Bald Cypress Tree (Taxodium distichum):

Taxodium distichum, or Bald Cypress, is wind-pollinated. The tree produces both male and female flowers on the same tree, but in separate clusters. The male flowers produce large quantities of pollen which is dispersed by the wind and then lands on the female flowers to fertilize them. This results in the development of small, woody cones that contain the seeds.



It is generally recommended to wait to fertilize a bare root plant until it has been established in the ground and is actively growing. This can vary depending on the type of plant and the growing conditions, but it is generally best to wait at least a few weeks to a few months after planting.

During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

You can use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer or one that is specifically formulated for the type of plant you have. Be sure to follow the instructions on the fertilizer package and apply it at the recommended rate.

It is also important to note that over-fertilizing can be harmful to plants, so it's always best to error on the side of caution and start with a lower amount of fertilizer and increase as needed.

Why Buy From Us

Why Buy From Us?

Welcome to our online bare root plant nursery! We specialize in providing high-quality, affordable bare root trees, nursery plants, and garden plants for sale. We understand the importance of having a beautiful garden, which is why we only offer the highest-quality plants at an affordable price.

Our selection of bare root trees, shrubs, and plants includes a wide variety of fruit trees, berry bushes, perennial flowers, deciduous trees, evergreen trees, and more. We carry tree varieties and tree types that are perfect for every type of garden, whether you're looking for fast growing trees, drought-tolerant trees, cold-hardy trees, native trees, or exotic trees.

Our bare root trees are superior to potted trees because they are easy to plant and establish quickly, plus they are more cost-efficient. They are carefully selected and grown to ensure they are healthy, and ready to thrive in your garden.

We also have a large selection of seedlings, including tree seedlings, which are perfect for those who want to grow their own trees from scratch. Our affordable trees are quality trees that are sure to provide you with many years of enjoyment in your garden.

At our wholesale nursery, we also offer bulk pricing for those who want to purchase a large number of trees for their own landscaping business, park, or other commercial project. Contact us directly for wholesale requests.

Our online nursery makes it easy for you to shop for the perfect plants from the comfort of your own home. And with our fast and reliable shipping, you can have your bare root trees, shrubs, and plants delivered right to your door.

We take great care in packaging and shipping our plants to ensure they arrive to you in good condition. And with our easy-to-plant trees, tree saplings, and step-by-step instructions for tree planting, you'll be able to get your new additions in the ground in no time.

Thank you for choosing our online bare root plant nursery. We are confident that you will be completely satisfied with the quality and selection of our plants. If you have any questions or need help selecting the perfect plants for your garden, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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  3 05/15–07/30 May 15th No Fall Shipping NA
  4 05/12–07/30 May 15th No Fall Shipping NA
  5 05/02–07/30 April 30th No Fall Shipping NA
  6 04/15–06/30 April 15th 11/25–12/30 Sept 30
  7 04/01–06/15 April 10th 12/15–01/30 Nov 30
  8 03/29–05/30 April 1st 12/15–02/15 Dec 15
  9 03/15–05/30 April 1st 12/30–02/28 Feb 15
  10 03/15–04/30 March 22 12/30–03/15 Feb 28

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