Bald Cypress

Arbor walk #37, Treekeeper ID #2507

The ‘Mickelson’ is a cultivar of the Bald Cypress, and has a narrower shape and denser foliage than the native species.

The Bald Cypress is the state tree of Louisiana. Despite its resemblance to a needled evergreen tree in the summer, it is actually deciduous. Although it’s a familiar sight around swampy areas in the Deep South, the tree is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions and does well even in drier, upland soils. It can be natively found in low-lying wetland areas throughout the lower Mississippi River Valley – including as far north as the southeastern corner of Missouri.

Common NameBald Cypress
Latin NameTaxodium distichum
Indigenous Name(s)
Cultivar/Variety ‘Mickelson’
Commercial Name Shawnee Brave

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How to identify Bald Cypress

Relationship of Taxodium distichum to other species in the Arboretum

Global Distribution of Bald Cypress

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