Weeping Taxodium Distichum Cascade Falls Aka Bald Cypress.
Our deciduous Weeping Cascade Falls Cypress tree has thin branches making a very elegant weeping shape supported by a main leader. In non gardening terms this means trunk, stem or thick middle bit, not your local MP. The Emerald green foliage is attractive with Autumn colours of orange/copper and yellow. Suitable for City Centre parks as it tolerates urban pollution well. Apparently neither the flowers or fruit are ornamentally significant but as beauty is in the eye of the beholder then we will leave you to decide.
Other benefits of the Cascade Falls include UK frost hardy (down to -29 degree centigrade) attracting butterflies, pest resistant and fruits attracts animals and birds.
The Cascade Falls Cypress lives to 60 years or more and will reach a height of roughly 6 metres in 10 years time and will have similar characteristics to Sumo wrestlers in that it will be as wide as it is tall. We emphasise roughly because there are some people out there with a tape measure and calender to challenge us on that. Local conditions and weather could make it grow more or less. Staking the tree will increase it's height but if you do not then the weeping branches may spread across the ground.
Cascade Falls Cypress trees are a bit like some new age travellers and Rastafarian's in that it prefers not to be pruned and groomed however cutting out dead, diseased and crossing over branches is acceptable, but general shape pruning is generally not needed.
Should you have deer running through your garden then you either have a large estate or they are lost in your suburban garden, then do not worry, they will not chomp on your Cascade Falls.
Will tolerate drought and poorly draining gardens.Permanent standing water aka swimming pools, is not what we mean by poorly draining however regions in the USA prone to flash flooding have these planted with a lot of success once the trees are established. Poor draining sites are usually associated with heavy clay, which the Cascade Falls Cypress tree is also tolerant of. We are not sure how tolerant of clay it is but if it you see it recreating the intimate scene from Ghost where Demi Moore is making a pot then you can be sure it will ok.
The Cascade Falls Cypress tree has interesting foliage which we assume means to look at and not talk to. Should your Taxodium Distichum Cascade Falls Cypress tree strike up a conversation with you then we suggest you check your medication before contacting us because we do not knowingly send out talking trees. It also has a distinctive and attractive shaggy red bark separating it from its conifer cousins.
Planting in full sun will yield better results and no is the answer to any customer who rings in wanting to know if their partially shaded Cascade Falls tree will benefit from having their sun bed pointed at it. Should you be planting more than one then we suggest keeping them around 9 metres apart which would be measured from trunk to trunk.
Should you wish to spoil your Taxodium Distichum Cascade Falls then it prefers acidic sandy soils but with too much alkalinity in the soil will turn the leaves yellow.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
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Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.