Deciduous Cypress (Taxodium Distichum)


THIS beautiful tree, the only cypress which sheds its leaves in the winter, is far too little known and appreciated by those who possess it. In spring its light-coloured feathery leaves fall gracefully from the pyramidal shape of the tree; in summer the full effect of the foliage is different from anything else in the landscape; in autumn it reaches perfection, when the sprays turn a golden hue, almost reminiscent of a set piece in a firework display; and in winter its curious habit of growth attracts the eye, because of its weird, almost ghostly appearance.

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