Swamp cypress

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Find out more about the swamp cypress tree below. 

swamp cypress

Swamp cypress tree on campus

Scientific name: Taxodium distichum

Family: Cupressaceae

What3Words location: yard.shout.vets

Origin: non-native – native to SE USA

Maximum height: 20 metres

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This tree is unusual as it is a deciduous conifer, shedding its needle-like foliage in the winter, which is where it gets its other name the bald cypress. They grow happily with their roots under water, are native to the wetlands of SE USA and are valued for their rot resistant timber.