Lindsey's Skyward™ Bald Cypress Tree
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Lindsey's Skyward™ Bald Cypress Tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Spacing: 8-10' Apart
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Lindsey's Skyward™ Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum 'Skyward' PP22,812
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Lindsey’s Skyward™ Baldcypress will be a green exclamation point in your landscape, providing a strong vertical element with its svelte, upright habit. This perky, compact version of our native Baldcypress Tree is just the thing to give your garden a little pizzazz. Its upswept branches and soft, feathery foliage give it a look unlike any other conifer you’ll find. Plant a single specimen as a focal point in a mixed border or plant a pair of trees on either side of a gate, path, or bench to highlight a particular feature in your garden. We are pleased to be able to offer this exciting new tree!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Spacing: 8-10' Apart
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

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The Story

Baldcypress conjures up images of the Okefenokee Swamp on the Georgia-Florida border, where this majestic tree grows right in the water among the alligators and water moccasins. In wet places it often grows woody “knees,” which protrude from the water. Baldcypress grows just fine in average garden soil as well and is surprisingly cold-hardy given its southern roots. Lindsey’s Skyward™ originated as a chance seedling at the tree farm of Robert Lindsey of Mustang, Oklahoma, in 1990. The new plant was unique for its extremely upright habit, its fullness from top to bottom, its slow growth rate (it was 23 feet tall after 20 years), and its lack of surface roots in wet soil.

The Details

Deciduous conifers are funny plants that look like evergreens, but lose their needles for the winter. Your neighbors may be very concerned when your “evergreen” tree goes bare! Before Lindsey’s Skyward™ Baldcypress disrobes in late fall, its soft, feathery foliage will take on warm coppery orange tones, putting on a lovely show of late-season color.

How to Grow

Plant Lindsey’s Skyward™ Baldcypress in a sunny location. This tree isn’t fussy about soil and will happily grow in clay and will love that troublesome part of your yard where water drains poorly. Average soils are fine, too, and this tree will even tolerate some drought once established. Help your tree develop a strong root system by irrigating with the Bower & Branch Elements™ Watering System during the first couple of years. Feed with Elements™ Fertilizer to support healthy, balanced root growth and top growth. Little, if any, pruning will be necessary, and no major pests or diseases generally affect Baldcypress Trees.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Avg Mature Height 30' Tall
Avg Mature Width 10' Wide
Spacing 8-10' Apart
Growth Rate Moderate
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Copper
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils Yes
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

6-8' tall. Grown and shipped in our #15 tree container. Lower limbs removed to about 3' to expose the attractive bark. Stem caliper over 1 1/2".

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Lindsey's Skyward™ Bald Cypress Tree