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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich.
bald cypress
TADI2

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 45
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 130.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Purple   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate   Shape and Orientation Conical
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 6.0
Anaerobic Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 300
CaCO3 Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 800
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 40
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 65
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 40
Fire Tolerance Low   Salinity Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 160   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -18
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 5200
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Low
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product Medium   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product Yes   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 07/03/2020 10:38 PM CDT