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Cascade Falls Weeping Baldcypress

Taxodium distichum 'Cascade Falls'

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Cascade Falls Weeping Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum 'Cascade Falls') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Cascade Falls Weeping Baldcypress

Cascade Falls Weeping Baldcypress

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Description:

A truly unique deciduous conifer; strongly weeping habit off a central leader, narrow bright green leaves turn deep orange in fall; a real standout for any landscape, best used as a solitary or as a larger accent in the garden, tolerates standing water

Ornamental Features

Cascade Falls Weeping Baldcypress has emerald green foliage throughout the season. The ferny bipinnately compound leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The shaggy indian red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Cascade Falls Weeping Baldcypress is an open deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cascade Falls Weeping Baldcypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Cascade Falls Weeping Baldcypress will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation 
Applications
Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features

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