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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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bald cypress is tall, upright pyramidal conifer
Photo 2 of 11Tall, upright pyramidal shaped deciduous conifer with finely textured foliage and good fall color

Bald Cypress (2 of 11)

Plant in average, moist, wet or boggy soil
Plant will develop root growths called "knees" in wet or boggy soil
Plant in full sun
Height: 50-70 feet; Width: 20-30 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:
Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; avoid contact with salt.
Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
Zone 9: Plant in fall; plant in full sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

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