Taxodium distichum

var. imbricatum

Pond Cypress

  • Taxodium distichum var. imbricatum

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Growing Info

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: Germination may be improved by soaking in 2% NaOH solution for 24 h and then in water for 24 hrs. |Seeds sprout typically between 1-3 months. 

Introducing Taxodium distichum var. imbricatum, also known as Pond Cypress - a beautiful species of Taxodium native to the southeastern United States. While many botanists treat it as a variety of the Bald Cypress, Taxodium distichum, it differs in ecology and is typically found in still blackwater rivers, ponds, and swamps without silt-rich flood deposits. Compared to T. distichum, the Pond Cypress has shorter, slenderer leaves that are on shoots which tend to be erect rather than spreading. The cones are also smaller, not exceeding 2.5 cm in diameter, and the bark is a paler gray color. Just like Bald Cypresses, the Pond Cypress growing in water has a unique characteristic known as cypress knees, which are woody projections sent above the water from the roots. With its striking appearance and unique ecology, Pond Cypress is a must-have for any landscape or garden. Visit our website for more information.

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