Montezuma bald cypress (Taxodium mucronatum)

Native: South Coastal Texas and Mexico.

General Notes:

Taxodium mucronatum in Kuruvungna Springs is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 73 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 239 inches and a crown spread of 78 feet.

Tree Characteristics

  • Shape: Conical
  • Foliage: Evergreen to Partly Deciduous, Linear, Medium to Light Green, No Change
  • Height: 60 - 80 feet.
  • Width: 20 - 40 feet.
  • Flowers: Inconspicuous. Flowers in Summer or Fall.
  • Fruit: Brown Cone, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
  • Bark: Red Brown, Fissured.
  • Shading Capacity: Moderately Low in Leaf, Moderate out of Leaf.
  • Litter Issue: Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

  • Zones: Sunset 5 - 9 and 12 – 24, USDA Hardiness 6 - 9.
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Pests & Disease Information

  • Susceptible: Beetle Borers and Beetle Leaves.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

  • Branch Strength: Strong.
  • Root Damage Potential: Moderate.
  • Health Hazard: None Known

Source:

SelecTree. "Taxodium mucronatum Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 14, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/taxodium-mucronatum >

 Montezuma bald cypress
Montezuma bald cypress