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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Taxodium ascendens Brongn.
pond cypress
TAAS

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 35
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 100.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant Yes   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Brown   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Climbing
Foliage Texture Fine   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.2
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.2
Anaerobic Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 300
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 800
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 40
Drought Tolerance None   Precipitation, Maximum 100
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 36
Fire Tolerance None   Salinity Tolerance High
Frost Free Days, Minimum 140   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 7
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Winter   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 5000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Low
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product Medium   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product Yes   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product Yes   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product Yes
 
 
Time Generated: 04/15/2021 10:52 PM CDT