One of the few trees offered by Kaede Bonsai-en that does not hail from Asia, the Bald Cypress is one of just a few species of deciduous conifer, meaning it is related to pines and junipers but drops its foliage in the winter. Bald Cypress are a versatile species ideal for medium and large bonsai, forest plantings, and field growing. They can trunk up quickly if provided adequate water during hot months and fertilized. Grown from seed at Kaede Bonsai-en, these trees are well established in 2 1/4" containers.
Common Name: Bald Cypress, sometimes written as Baldcypress
Latin Name: Taxodium distichum
Type: Deciduous conifer
Native to: Southeastern United States
Climate: Thrives in a wide range of climates. Generally listed as hardy from Zones 4-5 all the way up to 10-11, the Bald Cypress tolerates the climate of much of the United States.
Care: The Bald Cypress needs a lot of water during the growing season. Many growers fully submerge the container during the warmer months of the year to simulate the flooded swamp conditions these trees thrive in. Make sure to change out the water every week or so.
Notes: This is a deciduous tree and therefore will not have foliage during the winter.