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Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
Synonym(s): Taxodium distichum var. imbricarium, Taxodium distichum var. nutans
USDA Symbol: taas
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
This deciduous, 70-80 ft. conifer is narrowly conical or columnar with spreading branches and upright branchlets. The awl-shaped foliage is bright-green changing to a rich orange-brown in fall. The bark is light-brown and deeply furrowed.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf Retention: Deciduous Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf:
Green Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Brown
Bloom Time: Jan , Dec
, VA Native Distribution:
& s.e. LA
& possibly n. in river valley to KY Native Habitat:
Upland areas around ponds
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Moist, acid soils.
Conditions Comments: Extremely wind firm. No serious disease or insect problems. A gall which so commonly effects T. distichum is less evident on T. ascendens. Knees do not form to the degree they do on T. distichum. Adapts to drier soils.
PropagationDescription: May be propagated by seed. Success with rooting cuttings is variable.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: 90 days cold stratification overcomes internal dormancy.
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL || OBL |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Texas Discovery Gardens
- Dallas, TXCrosby Arboretum
- Picayune, MS
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-06
Research By: TWC Staff