Find out more about the swamp cypress tree below.
Scientific name: Taxodium distichum
What3Words location: yard.shout.vets
Origin: non-native – native to SE USA
Maximum height: 20 metres
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.