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Care of the plant Taxodium mucronatum or Montezuma cypress.

Care of the plant Taxodium mucronatum or Montezuma cypress

The genus Taxodium, Cupressaceae family, comprises 3 species of trees native to the US and Mexico: Taxodium mucronatum, Taxodium distichum, Taxodium ascendens.

Common names: Bald cypress, Swamp Cypress. This species is native to the southeastern United States.

They are large trees that reach 50 meters in height. The small, linear leaves are bright light green and are usually perennial (if the weather is cold they become deciduous). They produce long hanging spikes of male cones in fall.

They are used in public parks or in large gardens. They resist pollution from cities well.

Taxodium mucronatum needs full sun exposure and high temperatures. They resist occasional frosts.

The soil must contain abundant organic matter and not be limestone.

Water regularly throughout the year so that the soil is always slightly damp but without waterlogging.

Fertilize with organic and mineral fertilizer at the time of planting and with manure in autumn.

They do not need pruning.

They are trees very resistant to pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring or by cuttings in summer.

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Taxodium mucronatum
Taxodium mucronatum
Taxodium mucronatum
Taxodium mucronatum
 

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