With these characteristics: None
Taxodiaceae - Redwood
See also Baldcypress description. Key characteristics:
Leaves: Very similar to baldcypress; opposite arrangement on twig; deciduous.
Twigs/buds: Persistent twigs light reddish-brown, hold buds and deciduous twigs; deciduous twigs green, mostly horizontal, up to 3" in length, ribbed with often 50 to 60 leaves, lack buds. Buds yellowish, non-resinous; opposite; egg-shaped to oval/elliptical, short (1/4"); scales reddish to yellowish-brown and keeled.
Flowers/fruit: Monoecious. Fruit a round cone up to 1" in diameter; with 20 to 30 triangular scales.
Bark: Reddish-brown to gray; fissured, stringy, fibrous; base is tapered.
Wood: Unimportant; purplish, brittle, light; heartwood decay-resistant; little information available.
General: Native to China. Prefers moist, well-drained soils that are slightly acid. Intermediate shade tolerance. Deciduous conifer (loses its needles every year).
Landscape Use: Planted occasionally in Utah. Intolerance of high pH soils is a problem. Prefers full sun. Strong pyramid-shaped canopy. Likely not as tolerant of high soil pH and poor soil drainage as baldcypress. Zones 4-8.
Cultivars: 'Bailey', 'Clark', 'Emerald Feathers', 'National', 'Nitschke Cream', 'Ogon', 'Prospect', 'Rowena', 'Sheridan Spire'.
- Taxodiaceae - Redwood
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