Pond Cypress

Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium (N.C. State Extension)
The Pond Cypress is a smaller variety of the Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) and, like Bald Cypress, is a long-lived, pyramidal conifer (cone-bearing) tree. It is slow growing, reaching 35 feet after 20 years, but at maturity, it can reach 70 feet with a 20 foot girth.

Pond Cypress (University of Central Florida)
The Pond Cypress, Taxodium ascendens, is a tree that lives in swampy ground, but can adapt to drier lands. Its seeds need wet soil to germinate. This tree species can be found in depressional areas that hold water, slowly colonizing the middle of the depression and moving outwards.

Pond Cypress (Virginia Tech Dendrology)
Learn to identify this tree by its leaf, flower, fruit, twig, bark and form.