Upright, pyramidal, with nearly horizontal branching
Soft, feathery, flat, green needles in the summer
Foliage turns copper-red in the fall before defoliating
Heavily tapered trunk with narrow, vertically strips of peeling bark
Tolerates moisture-retentive or submerged soil once the tree is established
Interesting Notes: The common bald cypress is native to southern American swamps, bayous and rivers. It is primarily found in coastal areas from Maryland to Texas and in the lower Mississippi River Valley.