Bald Cypress Bonsai Tree #2610
Width: 22” Height: 29” Depth: 20”
General information: There are trees 800 to 1000 years old in the Cache River basin in Illinois. The bald cypress prefers very wet, swampy soils. Riverbanks, lake floodplains, wet depressions.The leaves of the bald cypress are tiny needles, grown in 2 rows along slender greenish twigs. It is deciduous, although the dried, brown leaves often cling to the tree well into the winter.
Lighting: Full sun.
Temperature: Zone 5B through 9. The range of the bald cypress includes southern Delaware to south Florida,
Watering: Watering must be done daily, year round, in the south.
Feeding: Use a fertilizer that is well balanced such as Peters 10-10-10 at near full strength.
Pruning and wiring: The bald cypress lends itself to formal upright, informal upright, slanting, literati, twin-trunk. In nature, a mature bald cypress growing in the open will have a long, limbless trunk. The formal upright probably should take this shape. A younger tree in nature will have limbs growing lower on trunk.