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Where Can Cypress Trees Grow? [SOLVED!]

Although cypress trees are native to southern regions, they’re adaptable in many climates 😉 Hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 10, cypress trees can be found as far north as southern Canada 🙌 The conifer Cypress trees, also known as Conifers, have small, feathery, green leaves that eventually turn reddish brown in the fall. Their bark is rugged and brownish. Cypress trees These trees have interesting, flared trunks and a pyramidal structure. Although they’re too large for most home landscapes, they make beautiful trees for parks and larger yards. They’re especially suitable for wet areas and they’re also resistant to deer and rabbits. [1]
While many conifers can be grown year round, the bald cypress is an evergreen species. Trees are deciduous conifers that shed their needlelike leaves The fall. In fact, they get the name “bald” cypress because they drop their leaves so early in the season. They are fiery orange, cinnamon and tan in their fall colours. It is either brown, gray or stringy with a stringy texture. In their young years, the crowns are pyramidal (pyramid-shaped), but they change to a more columnar form in adulthood. Spanish moss clumps can be found on branches. The feature that bald cypresses are really known for, though, is their “knees.” These aren’t like human knees, but a special kind of root. The technical term for the knee is pneumatophore, which means “air-bearing.” (we truly appreciate Cristobal Boles from Lubango, Angola for their revisions). [2]
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We are now on solid ground. Now we have gone to take a closer look at the conifers, which are all considered cypress. But not so quick! More than any other genus in the conifer world, this genus has seen its members renamed and renamed. Some cases have even been sent back to their original taxonomy. There is disagreement at the moment about the classification of some Cupressaceae members, which are the families to which the genera all belong. Perhaps believing it preferable to not complicate matters unnecessarily the ACS does not recognise the genus Xanthocyparis or Hesperocyparis and holds them all to be Cupressus. Don’t be concerned if plants are labeled that way. No matter what name we give them, the trees will behave just as they always have. This information was provided by Meghen Newell. [3]
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Kerri Brower, at news.mongabay.com, one of the bald cypress trees in the stand, the had team found, is at least 2,624 years, making it number five on the list of the world’s oldest-known continuously living, sexually reproducing, non-clonal tree species. These four trees are the principals. Trees older than the bald cypress include a Sierra juniper Juniperus occidentalis (at 2,675 year in California), a giant Sequoia, (SequoiadendronGiganteum), at 3,266-years in California, a Fitzroya cuppressoides (at 3,622+ years in Chile) and a Great Basin bristlecone (Pinus Longaeva) of 5,066 years. Clonal trees can survive up to tens or thousands of year. Pando, which is a group of Utah’s quaking aspen trees, all grew from the same root system. They are also genetically identical. The entire root system, which is estimated at 80,000 to one million years old, can support individual stems and trees that live for an average 130 years. Charlotte Ortiz, Onitsha (Nigeria) revised this text on February 6, 2020. [4]
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Article references

  1. https://www.gardeningchannel.com/how-to-grow-cypress-trees/
  2. https://www.nwf.org/Educational-Resources/Wildlife-Guide/Plants-and-Fungi/Bald-Cypress
  3. https://conifersociety.org/conifers/articles/10-types-of-cypress-trees-that-everyone-should-know
  4. https://news.mongabay.com/2019/05/at-2624-years-a-bald-cypress-is-oldest-known-living-tree-in-eastern-north-america/
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