Falling Waters Bald Cypress (Easy/Beginner)


The Falling Waters Bald Cypress is a long-lived, hardy tree, that grows 20 feet tall and 15 feet wide. It is a charismatic tree native to swampy regions of the Deep South, and grows well in wet or dry conditions and requires little maintenance to keep its nice shape.

It has branches that arch and weep with soft, feathery foliage that turn a beautiful bronze color during the fall before losing all its needle leaves in winter, exposing a reddish brown bark that peels in strips. Falling Waters best grows in full sunlight. It tolerates a wide range of soil conditions ranging from average moist soils and even some standing water, and is cold hardy all the way up to Vermont.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, although it is a strongly weeping plant and may need staking to continue to guide it into an upright form. Green, bronze, or without leaves this tree is truly a work of art and the perfect centerpiece for any landscape.

Sun: Full Sun
Zones: 4 - 11
Planting Season: Fall Planting, Summer Planting, or Spring Planting
Height: 20 feet
Spread: 15 feet
Growth Rate: Fast
Pruning: Not Required