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Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress

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$79.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 40 - 50 Feet
  • Mature Spread 15 - 20 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

Deciduous conifers are not always the first trees that come to mind when filling in a landscape, but Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress fits a special niche. This tree has attractive, soft-green foliage that turns an orange-brown color in the fall before dropping from the tree. The Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress has a narrower habit than other cultivars of bald cypress. This, in combination with an ability to tolerate tough conditions, makes it an ideal tree in many urban environments. The Shawnee Brave is a cultivar of Taxodium distichum and is sometimes also known by the cultivar name ‘Mickelson’. 

A native to the United States, bald cypress is noteworthy for its ability to thrive in wet soils and even standing water. It also performs well in sites with medium moisture, adding to its versatility. This low-maintenance selection additionally tolerates deer, erosion, and clay soils. The species is often recognized for its distinctive knobby root growths, or “knees”, which protrude above the water surface. 

Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress Care

Bald cypresses like the Shawnee Brave require full sunlight to partial shade. The ideal soil for this tree is average, medium to moist, and acidic. If the soil is too alkaline, the bald cypress’ leaves can become chlorotic and yellow. Stake new trees in the landscape for about a year if the root ball is not large enough to support the aboveground growth; you can also stake the trunk if the site is windy or if the aboveground growth leaves the tree imbalanced. These trees typically require little fertilization; a balanced, slow-release fertilizer applied every one to two years beginning the year following planting is sufficient. Or, simply applying an organic mulch around the tree on a regular basis will encourage ample vigor. 

The Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress naturally develops a strong central trunk, so extensive pruning is not required. On young trees, prune annually in late winter or early spring before new foliage emerges to remove any rubbing, crowded, or damaged branches. Otherwise, cut any damaged branches back to just above a node in the healthy portion of the branch as the damage is noticed. 

Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress Spacing

This stately tree grows 40 to 50 feet tall with a spread of 15 to 20 feet. Space multiple Shawnee Braves 20 feet apart for a relatively dense planting or position each tree 40 feet away from other trees to ensure the best form for standalone specimens. To create a planting around the bald cypress, use perennials that like dappled shade such as wild ginger or hot lips turtlehead.

Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Trees
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 40 - 50 Feet
Mature Spread: 15 - 20 Feet
Spacing: 15 - 20 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Gold
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand:
Common Name: Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress
Other Name(s): Shawnee Brave Baldcypress
Scientific Name: Taxodium distichum
SKU:
1231001560-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.