Pond Cypress Tree (Taxodium ascendens)

Pond Cypress Tree

Pond Cypress, Taxodium ascendens, is a deciduous tree with remarkable features. It would do wonderfully planted along your sidewalk, near a pond or swampy area or in a location where you’d love a stately conifer (but don’t have much room).

Your Pond Cypress is a lovely tree that is adaptable, fast growing and easy to care for. Its awl-shaped leaves are a vibrant green with an upright growth pattern. Pond Cypress’ overall impression is of a fine-textured conifer with a pyramidal, narrow shape. It’s a tree that will adjust to both moist and dry conditions, and narrow enough in its growth pattern to squeeze in amid other plantings in your yard.

The 3/8-inch, bright green leaves of your Pond Cypress tree transition to coppery hues with 1-inch, oval cones creating a decorative touch to the fall/winter landscape. The cones begin with a lively, yellow-tinted green shade that transitions to a rich brown with maturity.

It has a narrow nature and open habit. Although well suited to wet conditions, it can also thrive in a variety of soil types. It’s an easy tree to maintain, requiring no special attention or care. It tends to grow quickly and is sure to provide you with years of decorative appeal.

When choosing a hardy conifer for your yard, Pond Cypress is an outstanding choice. It can survive in a variety of soils and grows tall and narrow for a beautiful presentation in your landscape all summer, and even through fall. It’s a beautiful tree that would love to gift your home with its style and grace this year…and for years to come.

  • Tall Conifer With Fall Color & Cones
  • Adaptive To A Variety Of Soil
  • High Drought Tolerance
  • Disease, Pest & Deer Resistant

Pond Cypress Tree (Taxodium ascendens) Details

Common name Pond Cypress Tree
Botanical name Taxodium ascendens
Hardiness zone 5-11
Growth rate Fast
Height 45 - 60 ft.
Width 15 - 20 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Soil condition Sandy
Pollinator-friendly No
Leaf color Green