Cypress, Bald 1-0 (Taxodium distichum)
Full sun to shade tolerant
1 Bald cypress reaches a mature size of 90 to 120 feet in height and 3 to 6 feet in diameter. A bald cypress may live more than 1,000 years and is one of the few deciduous conifers. It is used for exterior trim on buildings, green house planking, boat building, shingles, posts, poles and crossties. Cypress swamps provide important habitat for many wetland wildlife species. Cypress stands reduce flooding along rivers by slowing and absorbing water. Its habitat includes wet stream banks, wet bottomlands, swamps and other areas that usually flood for long periods of time.