Taxodium distichum 15 PCS fresh seeds. Marsh cypress

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Taxodium distichum, or yew, taxodium, "marsh cypress" (Taxodium distichum) - coniferous deciduous relict tree up to 46 m tall and trunk thickness up to 5 m.It lives for more than 2000 years. The yew tree only has a resemblance to the yew tree in the appearance of the needles, and the real cypress is a distant relative. This plant is most similar to metasequoia, differing from it by shorter (1.5 times) and narrower (2 times) needles, an asymmetric arrangement of needles (double-row and spiral) and young shoots, while in metasequoia needles and shoots grow in pairs. In addition, sexually mature taxodia at a decent age on moist soils grow respiratory roots-pneumatophores, and metasequoia does not do this. The crown of the yew tree is initially woody, narrow-pyramidal, with age openwork-prostrate. The root system is initially rod-shaped, later widely spreading. On the upper lateral roots closest to the surface, blunted pneumatophores with a very light spongy wood are formed. Their height can reach an incredible 33 m! But they usually grow up to 2 m.
The respiratory roots of the taxodium are a popular shelter that can be successfully used on your site near the pond. Rarely, the pneumatophores of several trees, growing together, form a solid wall (27 m long in Samarkand). The bark is thick, reddish-brown, usually with deep longitudinal cracks, which gives large trees an impressive appearance. The needles are light green, up to 1.8 cm long, flat and soft, giving the tree a somewhat airy landscape (especially in May with delicate young foliage).
But the most attractive thing happens in the fall – the needles acquire not even a golden color like metasequoia, but a rich fiery red. This circumstance is so riveting that you can't help but attribute it to the category of magic. Later, the needles fall off along with the thin shoots, showing the so-called "windfall". Yew-a monoecious tree, blooms in April – May with nondescript spikelets. Cones up to 4 cm long, reddish-brown, fall off and fall apart when ripe. It bears fruit from the age of 10. Thanks to the straight trunks and beautiful, strong, resistant wood, taxodium is grown not only as an ornamental park plant, but also as a forestry breed. Because of the unusual moisture-loving nature of the yew tree, its wood is so resistant to rot that it is called "eternal".
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