Taxodium ascendans Nutans (Pond Cypress) is a very distinctive and interesting tree.
Like the better known Swamp Cypress, this is a deciduous conifer which will grow well in wet ground. It is relatively slow growing with a conical form and will ultimately reach a height of approximately 10m.
The eye-catching feature is the bright green foliage that emerges in spring, growing vertically up from the branches and giving it a feathery appearance. In autumn it takes on the most glorious shades of orange and bronze.
This tree will grow best in a moist to wet area. Ideally it prefers slight acidity but will tolerate any moisture retentive soil. Best in full sun though can tolerate some light shade.
Available from Deepdale as a half stem tree
Name: Taxodium ascendens ‘Nutans’
Common Name: Pond Cypress
Height: up to 10m
Demands: Any moist fertile soil, though ideally slightly acidic.
Foliage: Bright green, feathery foliage growing vertically up from the branches. Coppery orange in Autumn
Bark: Textured bark with fissures revealing red underneath
FACT: An unusual and eye-catching tree as the foliage ascends vertically from the stems in spring.