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Cody's Feathers Baldcypress

Taxodium distichum 'Cody's Feathers'

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Cody's Feathers Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum 'Cody's Feathers') at Plumline Nursery

Cody's Feathers Baldcypress

Cody's Feathers Baldcypress

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Cody's Feathers Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum 'Cody's Feathers') at Plumline Nursery

Cody's Feathers Baldcypress foliage

Cody's Feathers Baldcypress foliage

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Height:  10 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a


A compact slow growing dwarf deciduous conifer, with an upright habit that doesn’t develop a leader; numerous, interesting spherical blue cones; fine, ferny green leaves turn a golden brown in fall; a wonderful color accent for a smaller landscape

Ornamental Features

Cody's Feathers Baldcypress has attractive green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The ferny bipinnately compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The shaggy indian red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Cody's Feathers Baldcypress is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cody's Feathers Baldcypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Cody's Feathers Baldcypress will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Articulation  Garden 
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features

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