Tree Type: Shade Tree the Baldcypress is the classic tree of southern swamps. This tree dwells in swamps because it out-competes most other trees on such sites. To the surprise of some people, the Baldcypress does quite well when planted in the right soil in yards or along streets and is a beautiful specimen tree.

Mature Size: The Baldcypress grows to a height of 50–70' and a spread of around 25' at maturity.

Growth Rate: This tree grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year.

Sun Preference: Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree, meaning it should get at least 6 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.

Soil Preference: The Baldcypress grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, silty loam, well-drained and clay soils. It is adaptable to wet or dry conditions and can withstand flooding.


Zone: 4-10