Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles
Recommended citation 'Taxodium' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/taxodium/). Accessed 2024-03-04.
Taxodium mucronatum (left) and T. distichum growing side-by-side by the lake at Kew; August 2022. Image Owen Johnson.
A genus in which three species are at present recognised, though these are perhaps reducible to one, T. distichum, q.v. for the generic characters.
The autumn colour of Taxodium distichum can be one of its most outstanding attributes. This example was glowing in winter sunshine, photographed in St James's Park, London, in early December 2019. Image Tom Christian.
Taxodium mucronatum donated by H.J. Elwes has flourished by the lake at Kew for over a century (November 2008). Image John Grimshaw.