Although native to the southeast, this tree is hardy enough for northern Maine! The Baldcypress grows in swamps and can thrive in year-round flooded areas, but it also survives in dry and compacted soils. Like the Dawn Redwood and Larches (it is in the same family as the Dawn Redwood), Baldcypress is a deciduous conifer, shedding its needles every autumn. Fall color of the Baldcypress is a pleasing orange. It grows 60'-70' high and 25'-30' wide.
Baldcypress is a specimen tree with unique features, not the least of which are the protruding "knees" that grow around the tree in highly compacted or wet soils. The "knees" are very attractive, especially when combined with other landscaping features. Baldcypress trees constitute an excellent choice for parks or large lawns especially those near bodies of water.
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