Taxodium distichum at Roath Park Pleasure Garden

Taxodium distichum 0

Taxodium distichum
February 2015

Taxodium distichum 1

Taxodium distichum
mid May 2015

Taxodium distichum 2

Taxodium distichum
late October 2015

Grid reference ST 18563 78766
Common name Swamp cypress
Common name Bald cypress
Origin S.E. USA
Deciduous Yes
Height 24.54M February 2015
Girth 274cm March 2015
Reference 112
Taxodium distichum bark

Taxodium distichum bark
March 2015

Taxodium distichum foliage

Taxodium distichum foliage
late June 2015

Taxodium distichum foliage2

Taxodium distichum autumn foliage
late October 2015

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.