Taxodium distichum 'Hursley Park'

Hursley Park Bald Cypress

Newly planted

Newly planted


Family: Taxaceae

Genus: Taxodium

Parent: Taxodium distichum

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 6

Size: 2' tall and 3' wide in 10 years (Buchholz) - probably taller

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Dwarf, dense bush. Prefers moist soils.


From a witches' broom at Hursley Park, Hampshire 1966.

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My Experience: 

I purchased a 7-gallon plant from The Unique Plant in June 2011 and planted it by the side of the garage in the Almost Shade Garden (the sunny part). It started to put out big new shoots in September 2011 and by the end of summer 2012 had grown upright to about 6' tall.

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