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Cultural Details for Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium

Common Name:
Pondcypress

Growth Rate:
slow to medium 18' in 20 years up to 2' per year

Average Mature Height:
70-80'

Average Mature Width:
15-20'

Flower Details:
monoecious; male ovoid forming terminal & drooping panicles, slender pendulous catkins (4-5" branched spoikose panicle)

Fruit Details:
cones, short-stalked, globose or ovoid 0.5-1.25" across, purplish ripening to brown

Fall Color:
orangish brown

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
mites and galls

Native Habitat:
Virginia to Florida and Louisiana

Other Features:
National champion is 135' x 76' Newton, GA

Culture and Care:
difficult to transplant; moist, acid soil; full sun

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8506, 8507, 8508

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu