Lou in Midlothian,
I've read on this forum and Howard's forum of your interest in Montezuma Cypress. I share your interest in this tree. I bought two from a nursery in Frisco this fall and planted them. I was disappointed that the containerized trees were staked and very tall/frail/top heavy. I think they were 15 gal or so. Anywho, they seem to be struggling a bit this summer. My smaller BCs are doing better.
How are your trees doing in the heat? Have you found a source for NM trees or the Chinese hybrids? Has anyone tried the weeping variety Madrone sells? Any tips from those with more established trees? I'm starting to think the trees were taller than the root dev. and that I should just nurse them along.
I am in Cooke County and have planted specimen and fruit trees. Some are....Jujube, Persimmons, Peach, Mex. Plum, Pear, Apple, Walnut, Heartnut, Loquat, Lacebark Elm, Chin. Pistachio, Russian Olive. The Chinese trees are really suprising me with their vigor and drought resistance.