Pond Cypress Taxodium distichum imbricatum
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Taxodium distichum imbricatum
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Taxodium distichum var. imbricatum
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Seeds sprout typically between 1-3 months. Germination may be improved by soaking in 2% NaOH solution for 24 h and then in water for 24 hrs.
In a Nutshell:
* Taxodium ascendens , also known as Pond Cypress , is a species of Taxodium native to the southeastern United States , from coastal North Carolina to southeastern Louisiana . Many botanists treat it as a variety of Bald Cypress, Taxodium distichum (as T. distichum var. imbricarium ) rather than as a distinct species, but it differs in ecology , occurring mainly in still blackwater rivers , ponds and swamps without silt-rich flood deposits. Compared to T. distichum , the leaves are shorter (3-10 mm long), slenderer and are on shoots that tend to be erect rather than spreading, the cones also tend to be smaller, not over 2.5 cm diameter. The bark is also a paler gray color. Like Bald Cypresses, Pond Cypresses growing in water have a characteristic growth trait called cypress knees , these are woody projections sent above the water from the roots . more...
* Many botanists treat it as a variety of Bald Cypress, Taxodium distichum (as T. distichum var. imbricarium ) rather than as a distinct species, but it differs in ecology , occurring mainly in still blackwater rivers , ponds and swamps without silt-rich flood deposits.