Taxodium mucronatum

Ahuehuete, Montezuma Baldcypress

In Stock: 1.05 lb (Total:1.737lb)
  • Taxodium mucronatum

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in ethyl alcohol, let stand in alcohol for 5 minutes
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: can be fall sown without stratification. 

Taxodium mucronatum, also known as Montezuma Baldcypress, Montezuma Cypress or Ahuehuete, is a beautiful and unique tree native to Mexico. It grows from 980 to 8,200 ft in altitude, primarily in highlands at 5,200 to 7,500 ft. This evergreen or semi-evergreen tree can reach up to 130 ft tall with a trunk diameter of 3-10 ft and is known for its spiral arrangement of leaves that lie in two horizontal ranks. The cones are ovoid and measure 1.5-2.5 cm long and 1-2 cm broad.
While this tree typically grows along upland riversides, it can also be found near springs and marshes. Unlike other cypress trees, such as Bald Cypress and Pond Cypress, the Montezuma Cypress rarely produces cypress knees from the roots. It is a highly drought-tolerant and fast-growing tree that thrives in areas with high summer rainfall or climates that are rainy throughout the year.
This species is frequently cultivated in parks and gardens throughout Mexico due to its sturdiness and fast growth.
If you're looking to add a unique and beautiful tree to your garden or landscape, consider the Taxodium mucronatum. Its size, appearance, and drought resistance make it an excellent choice for a variety of applications.

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