My semi-weepy BC grown from seed

lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)April 9, 2012

A few years ago, I came across a very nice looking BC a few miles from me so I collected cones.

This is my 3 or 4 years old seedling off that tree.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo



    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 10:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

That tree is awesome.


    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 6:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

thats 3 or 4 years old ??? .. crimminey.. you got a long growing season ....

how long does it lose its needles for ...???


    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 7:31AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Excellent specimen! And yes that is the largest 3-4 year old plant from seed I have ever seen.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 8:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Nice! Looks like it's really taking off.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 10:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Nice!!! That is a very unique looking.
Taxodium distichum 'Lou' ? : )


    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 11:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

It's all in the Rootmaker/Whitcomb propagation method.


    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 11:10AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Great specimen, Lou. Thanks for the pics.


    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 3:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
treeguy123(AL 7b)

That's cool, the parent tree reminds me of: Taxodium distichum 'Pendens', there is a chance it could be 'Pendens'.

It would be very cool if your tree turns out even more weeping than the parent.

I have a weeping bald cypress: Taxodium distichum 'Falling Waters', but they are narrow weeping, I like broad weeping trees the best, that still have long hanging branches (like a weeping willow look).

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 4:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ltruett(Zone, 9 Houston)

Seedlings from the parent tree tend to be interesting. I got around 100 seedlings growing this spring and gave Lou about 1/3 of them so maybe something new will show up.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 9:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
blue_yew(Z9 Devon UK)


    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 3:29AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

Thanks everybody. Glad y'all liked it.

Ken - Last year was a lost year for growth. It started to look bad in June and wasn't sure what's going on so I decided to plant it to see if it helps. It stabilized but did not really grow new needles. I noticed the container media was rather dry despite daily watering so it could be the reason. It had several inches of dieback on all of branches and central leader so I'm pretty much starting all over this year. So far, it's looking pretty good now with 5 inches of growth s far (now 5.5 ft). Drops needles during late November and start in Mid-march although it started early in March this year.

Taxo-man - I sent scions out to a couple interested in trying them out so I called it Lou's Weepy BC. ;)

Treeguy - The parent tree doesn't appear to be 'Pendens'. The green color is rather dark green color compared to 'Pendens' that I looked at on the internet. I know what you mean by narrow weepy cypress. I planted a Montezuma cypress 'Sentido' and it's rather narrow with branches falling down. It's 15 feet tall and it can't be more than 4' wide.

Glad y'all liked this tree. I'll post more pictures every couple months.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 8:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
treeguy123(AL 7b)

It probably is different. I bet every once in a while you would be able to see a slightly weeping Bald Cypress in the wild, it's just rare. Much like weeping Juniperus virginiana trees I see, pretty rare, but I see a weeping one in the wild on occasion (like 1 in 10,000 trees or something like that, and some are better than others).

Just for info, 'Pendens' has been known back to 1939, and probably gained more attention in to 60s and 70s. You can see in the link below why I thought they look similar.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 10:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

Treeguy, that picture does look like the one I saw over here. Have you ever collected cones off 'Pendens'? The director of SFASU arboretum who has been collecting taxodium species across Mexico, USA and hybrids from China told me that the size of seeds from Midlothian cypress are in between Montezuma and Bald cypress.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 8:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
treeguy123(AL 7b)

I think the parent tree could easily be different because pictures of 'Pendens' pictures on the internet do seem a little more light green like you were saying. The lower limbs on that parent one might also be a little more weeping compared to 'Pendens', which would be really cool if so.

But if that tree was bought from a nursery and planted in the 60s to the 80s I think the chances go up a little of it being 'Pendens'. But if it was wild or grown from local seed than the chance of a natural local tree I think go up even more. Again I still think a natural tree is more likely.

No, I've never collected cones off 'Pendens', but that's interesting about the seeds, could be populations of ancient local hybrids that mixed together before the ice age when Montezuma Cypress may have been native up to where you are (climate was warm before the ice age, even palms grew up into TN and even farther north in some places) a lot of plants got pushed south over time during the ice age (technically we are still in a ice age speaking in long time scales).

    Bookmark   April 14, 2012 at 1:09PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Evergreen Experts, Please Help Me Identify This Tree!
I have fallen in love with a tree I saw last year,...
Forests of France/Belgium region.
So I was watching some of PBS's continuing documentary...
Arborvitae which branches' colour is changing
I have three Thujas, that i had for almost 2 years...
Ideas for watering a hedge, no waterline avail- all by hand....
Unsure why I didn't think twice, but I just planted...
Is this an Abies Disease?
I just noticed that my Abies koreana 'Blauer Pfiff'...
Sponsored Products
Jamie Young Barley Twist Black Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
KitchenAid KSM150PSCG Canopy Green Artisan 5-quart Tilt-head Stand Mixer ** with
Darya Rugs Suzani, Black, 6'3" x 9'2" M1783-172
Darya Rugs
Merletto Scalloped Pitcher
$139.50 | FRONTGATE
Peri Satin Nickel One-Light Mini Pendant with Vanilla Matte Glass
$207.00 | Bellacor
Furniture of America Baxter Modern Glass Top Coffee Table - Medium Wood Multicol
$215.98 | Hayneedle
Fulham THOROLED T1M1UNV024V-150L 150W 24V Output Dimmable LED Driver
Argyle Mini Pendant by Varaluz
$349.00 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™