Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum ‘Shawnee Brave’)

Shawnee Brave Bald Cypress is a selection of bald cypress for its narrow pyramidal growth habit, strong central leader and dense foliage.  Just like the straight species, this bald cypress is a deciduous evergreen, meaning it loses its needles every winter and grows new ones in the spring. It has great ornamental value by having shaggy, peeling bark and a coppery red fall color. Shawnee Brave Bald Cyress is best grown is average, medium to wet, moisture retentive soils in full sun. It prefers moist, acidic, sandy loam, but tolerates a wide range of soil conditions ranging from average to wet soils. It also tolerates deer, erosion, clay soil, wet soil and air pollution.


taxodium distichum territory

Map courtesy of the USDA-NRCS Plant Database.


Additional information

Scientific Name

Taxodium distichum 'Shawnee Brave'






Bright green

Native to

Eastern U.S.



Fall color

Coppery Red

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