Taxodium distichum 'Fallingwater' / Fallingwater bald cypress

Taxodium distichum 'Fallingwater' is an broad, upright weeping selection of bald cypress with species-typical foliage and color. Young plants may need staking when young in order to gain initial size. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 6 to 8 feet (2 - 2.5 m) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of 8 to 12 inches (20 - 30 cm).

This cultivar originated as a plant found in Europe and named by Don Shadow of Winchester, Tennessee. The original, apparently unnamed plant originated in Italy, and introduced to the nursery trade from The Netherlands.

Taxodium distichum 'Fallingwater' — a 2011 accession in the Benenson Ornamental Conifer Collection at the New York Botanical Garden,The Bronx, New York (USDA Hardiness Zone 7a); photo from 2020.
Photo by Katherine Wagner-Reiss

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