Lindsey's Skyward™ Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum 'Skyward' PP #22,812

Attractive dwarf conifer forms a dense, narrow spire with soft, rich green foliage, delightful to the touch. Leaf green spring foliage matures to deep green in summer. The fine, almost feathery needles change to a copper hue in autumn, holding their color for weeks before falling. Beautifully tiered, upward facing branches add elegance and character; textured bronzy bark adds interest. Makes an ideal accent for smaller gardens. Deciduous.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationtaks-OH-dee-um DIS-tik-um
Average Size at MaturityGrows to 20 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Growth HabitColumnar, Narrow
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Specimen, Very Wet Areas
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Easy Care, Fall Color, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCombine this deciduous conifer with bold flowering plants such as Magical Gold Forsythia, (Forsythia x intermedia 'Kolgold'), Amethyst Falls American Wisteria, (Wisteria frutescens 'Amethyst Falls'), Ruffled Velvet Siberian Iris, (Iris sibirica 'Ruffled Velvet'), Variegated Rock Cotoneaster, (Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Variegatus'), and Starburst{{#174}} Double Gold or Happy Returns Dwarf Daylily (Hemerocalis hybrids).

Best grown in evenly moist, acidic soils, but tolerates a wide range of conditions including heat, wet or dry soils, and poor drainage; does not tolerate high alkalinity. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Prune in late winter to maintain desired shape and size.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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