Bald Cypress ‘Mickelson’ SHAWNEE BRAVE

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

Name Bald Cypress
Latin Name Taxodium distichum ‘Mickelson’
Type Native Cultivar
Diameter 4.25 caliper
Color of Leaf Leaves turn russet-red during fall
Shape of Leaf Soft-feathery needles
Color of Flower Inconspicuous
Shape of Flower Male and female differ
Fruit Characteristics Small, round cones
Bark Characteristics Attractive, fibrous, red-brownish bark
Foliage Type Deciduous

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.

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