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Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress

(Taxodium distichum 'Mickelson')



Mature Size:  50-75' x 15-20'

USDA Hardiness Zone:  5-10  (View Hardiness Zone Map)

Root Pruned:  Yes

Outstanding Characteristics:  This cultivar is more upright pyramidal and has denser foliage than the species, introduced by Earl Cully.  Tough, vigorous, native tree. Tolerates wet to dry conditions, poor soil, and urban challenges.  Fine texture foliage is easy to maintain after leaf drop in the fall.

Notes:  Typically the ratio of caliper to overall height is higher than other shade trees (3" caliper may be only 10' tall).

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Tree Sizes


  • Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress 2.5"
  • Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress 3"
  • Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress 3.5"