Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Taxodium distichum.
If sowing a lot of seed you could sow it in early spring in an outdoor seedbed. Allow the plants to grow on in the seedbed for two years and then plant them into their permanent positions in late autumn or early spring.Cuttings in the late summer.
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Fairly cold-tolerant, but branches can be damaged by temperatures below -10°c. A fairly vigorous tree, it can grow up to 45cm in a year with up to 4cm increase in girth. It has been planted for its timber in S. Europe, especially on alluvial soils. Buds often begin to break in March, but trees do not come properly into leaf until June and growth in height rarely starts before June. A very healthy species in Britain, rarely seen in anything but good health. It seems to be a very long-lived tree in this country with several specimens more than 250 years old. Trees are thought to live for over 1,000 years in the wild. Plants grow best in areas with warm summers. They only produce fertile seeds after long hot summers. The branches are brittle and subject to wind damage, but the tree usually recovers well.Unlike most conifers, this species responds well to coppicing.
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