• Taxodium distichum - Swamp Cypress tree  8/10cm girth

Taxodium distichum - Swamp Cypress tree 8/10cm girth

Taxodium distichum is a large, conical shaped, deciduous conifer with soft light green needles that emerge quite late in spring and turn a lovely russet-brown before falling in autumn.. The brown bark on the trunk is very fibrous and twisted. Swamp Cypress produces small round cones which emerge purple. It is a good choice for wetter areas even periods of flooding once established.

This is a great tree for larger gardens and parkland where the soil is wet or in waterside areas prone to flooding.

Grows in all moist soils to 18-25m tall.

Please select the size and quantity of your Taxodium distichum tree below.

If the tree size you require is not listed please call for current availability and delivery options as we are always updating the stock we have for sale at our tree nursery in Essex.

  • 8-10cm girth
  • £115.00

Availability: Pre-Order


 Taxodium distichum - Swamp Cypress tree

Plant Information

  • Size: 8/10cm girth standard.
    Girth in CM equates roughly to height in feet. For example: 10/12cm girth = 10/12ft tall.
  • Botanical name/s: Taxodium distichum 
  • Common name/s: Swamp Cypress tree
  • Flower / Foliage: 
  • Produces small round cones which emerge purple and turn brown. Soft light green needles turn to russet-brown in autumn..
  • Plant type: Deciduous
  • Flowering period: spring
  • Mature height: 18-25 metres
  • Mature spread: 7-10 metres
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Recommended usage:  
  • Ideal in any larger size garden, park or woodland as a specimen where a tree is required to grow in wetter soils being its speciality.
  • Nursery grown: Yes

After Care / Plant Maintenance

  • Once planted Swamp Cypress will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / under water.
  • Check tree tie / stake isn't rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.
  • Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branch.
  • Remove any weeds from around the base of the Swamp Cypress tree (including grass).
  • Position/Aspect: Full sun to partial shade. 
  • Soil: Grows in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Thrives in clay soil.
  • Hardiness: Taxodium distichum is hardy in the UK.
  • Plant maintenance: Low maintenance

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How can I expect delivery from King & Co?

Overnight to your door

We can delivery to you anywhere in England and Wales via an overnight courier service (two days for Scotland & Ireland).

Via Online Shop

Orders placed via our Online shop if placed by 12 noon Monday –Thursday can be delivered to you the very next day. If placed on a Friday - Sunday delivery would be on Tuesday.

We deliver by national overnight courier service.

Should you require a specific delivery date, let us know in advance and we will arrange for your delivery to arrive on your required date.

Every tree and plant is packed to ensure your order arrives safely.

For large trees or quantities of trees and plants

Please phone us to discuss, we are usually able to deliver to you via a dedicated vehicle.

For local deliveries

We will deliver to you in our local area and we will be pleased to arrange this with you whilst you are visiting our Nursery or via the phone. We also provide a planting service.

Planting service

We have our own installation teams to carry out planting in Southern & Eastern England. Please call us to discuss, we are always happy to provide you a quotation.