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Commonly known as Bald cypress, Deciduous cypress, Swamp cypress
Prefers boggy moist conditions where this conical tree with pale green leaves and splendid rust brown autumn colour will perform to best effect
Pests & Diseases - none
Place of Origin - southeastern USA.
Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Height - 20-40m (70-130ft)
Spread - 6-9m (20-28ft)
Conifer - pale-brown, shallowly fissured bark. Spherical, green, female cones 3cm (1¼in) across ripen to brown in autumn. Pendent, red male cones expand in winter.
Deciduous - alternate (almost opposite), narrowly lance-shaped leaves 2cm (¾in) long.
Wet or boggy soil
Conical - becomes columnar and often ragged with age due to its brittle branches.
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Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.