|Grid reference||ST 18520 79174|
|Common name||Swamp cypress|
|Common name||Bald cypress|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||22M February 2015|
|Girth||441cm January 2015|
This tree is located in the east border of the Acer Lawn. It is one of the original plantings in the Botanic Garden, being described in the 1905 Guide to Roath Park.
General tree description
This is a large deciduous conifer, typically reaching 30 metres and occasionally more. It has a narrow conical form and red-brown bark. The very light green foliage appears in late spring, and turns a bronze-brown in autumn. The pollen cones are yellowish green turning purplish to brown. One of its characteristics is that if situated near a lake or bog the Taxodium distichum will send up aerial roots or "knees" from its base.