Tolerates some drought once established. Site in locations protected from cold drying winds.
Common name: Cupressus cashmeriana Color: Red-brown Bloom time: February-March. Height: 40.00 to 60.00 feet Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care Both types of cypress trees grow well in areas with lots of water. Bald cypress grows naturally near springs, on lake banks, in swamps or in bodies of water that flow at a slow to moderate rate. In cultivated landscapes, you can grow them in almost any soil. Pond cypress prefers still water and doesn’t grow well on land. This variety is rarely used in home landscapes because it needs boggy soil that is low in both nutrients and oxygen. It grows naturally in Southeastern wetlands, including the Everglades.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 15-20 degrees F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Cypress trees have a straight trunk that tapers at the base, giving it a soaring perspective.
In cultivated landscapes, they grow 50 to 80 feet tall with a spread of 20 to 30 feet.
These deciduous conifers have short needles with a feathery appearance.
Most varieties have needles that turn brown in winter, but a few have lovely yellow or gold fall color.
Growing cypress trees successfully depends on planting the in the right location.
Choose a site with full sun or partial shade and rich, acid soil.
Cypress trees are hardy is USDA zones 5 through 10.
Drench the soil around the tree after planting and cover the root zone with 3 to 4 inches of organic mulch.
Give the tree a good soaking every week for the first few months.
Cypress trees need water most in spring when they enter a growth spurt and in fall just before they go dormant.
They can withstand occasional drought once established, but it’s best to water them if you haven’t had a drenching rain for more than a month.
Special Feature: Where winter hardy, Bhutan weeping cypress serves as an excellent ornamental cypress for the landscape. Use