PlantsTaxodium→Cypress (Taxodium Nanjing Beauty)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Nanjing Beauty
Cultivar name: 'Zhongshansa'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 50 to 70 feet
Plant Spread: 20 to 30 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Flood Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Parentage: Taxodium distichum x Taxodium mucronatum

Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 13, 2019 1:43 PM

This tree is a hybrid that was done in China by a Dr. Hui of the Nanjing Botanical Garden about 1980. It is a cross of the Common Baldcypress of the southern USA with the Montezuma Baldcypress of Mexico and a little of Guatemala. It has been planted a lot in southeast China along streets, roads, railroad tracks, and canals. Some arboretums in the USA have planted some. It is noted as being fast growing, bears a good fall color that retains itself a good while, is salt resistant, and has an absence of the "knees."

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