It is native to the southeastern United States. Hardy and tough, this tree adapts to a wide range of soil types, whether wet, salty, dry, or swampy. It is noted for the russet-red fall color of its lacy needles. This plant has some cultivated varieties      and is often used in groupings in public spaces.
More Information ». Taxodum distichum in Spartanburg, SC. Typically found growing in saturated soils, seasonally flooded areas, swamps and stream banks, the natural range of bald-cypress extends from the Atlantic Coastal Plain in southern Delaware south to Florida, and then west along the lower Gulf Coast Plain to Texas. It naturally grows further inland through the Mississippi Valley to the southernmost reaches of Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. Surprisingly, this native conifer exhibits urban toughness: tolerance to air pollution, poorly drained, compacted, and dry soils. This versatility and durability has led to its successful cultivation in landscapes, parking lots, and streetscapes. In the wild, bald-cypress can become a large tree attaining a height of to feet and a few hundred years of age.
Although many conifers are evergreen, bald cypress trees are deciduous conifers that shed their needlelike leaves in the fall. Their fall colors are tan, cinnamon, and fiery orange. The bark is brown or gray with a stringy texture. Young trees have pyramidal pyramid-shaped crowns, but these even off to a columnar shape in adulthood.
The bald cypress tree Taxodium distichum is a native tree of the United States, naturally occurring in swampy areas in the southeastern United States. However, it is a highly adaptable species, growing well in a wide range of soil and climate conditions across U. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through