Falling Waters Bald Cypress

Common name: Bald Cypress

Scientific name: Taxodium distichum 'Falling Waters'

Origin: Southeastern United States

Family: Cupressaceae

Bloom times: Non-blooming

The Falling Waters Bald Cypress is a long-lived, slow-growing tree that grows 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide. It features branches that arch and weep with soft, feathery foliage that turns cinnamon brown during the fall before losing all its needle leaves in winter, exposing a reddish brown bark that peels in strips.

Falling Waters best grows in full sunlight. It prefers moist, acidic, sandy loams, but tolerates a wide range of soil conditions ranging from average moist soils and even some standing water. This is a relatively low maintenance tree.