Montezuma Cypress growing & care tips please.

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Montezuma Cypress growing & care tips please.

Post  Poink88 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:18 am

I just purchased a nice size Montezuma Cypress but cannot find growing and care guides online. I saw a lot of reference to it as John Naka's first bonsai but not much else.

Does anyone have some tips to share? Question

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Post  Russell Coker on Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:02 am



I don't think there's much difference, except less knees and maybe less cold hardy.

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Post  Jkd2572 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:47 am

Russell Coker wrote:

I don't think there's much difference, except less knees and maybe less cold hardy.

Did we determine that this was close to something else? Bald cypress?

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Post  Jkd2572 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:53 am

Just interesting.
http://www.delange.org/Tule/Tule.htm

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Post  Jkd2572 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:55 am

And more.
http://www.blanketcreektreefarm.com/montezuma-cypress-texas.htm

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Post  Jkd2572 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:56 am

And more
http://www.conifers.org/cu/Taxodium_mucronatum.php

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Post  John Lee on Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:13 pm

I have one growing in the yard, or had one, I don't live there anymore. They are just like your typical bald cypress, except the limbs have a natural tendency to weep. Care should be pretty much the same.

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Post  Poink88 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:57 pm

Russell Coker wrote:I don't think there's much difference, except less knees and maybe less cold hardy.
Good to know.

I was looking at Google images and I didn't see a flat top version but saw a lot more different "style" (in natural setting). Mine will probably be a pine looking tree though I initially planned on a flat top. Thoughts on this?

Thanks guys!!!

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:10 pm

As Jeremy's last link would indicate, there was/is debate among taxonomists as to the distinctiveness between Taxodium mucronatum, T. distichum, and even T. ascendans.

The natural habitats in which each grows is different, and T. mucronatum does grow a long way from the other two. However, they all cross pollinate when grown together. Florida taxonomists I used to associate with are convinced they're all subspecies of T. distichum.

At any rate, as bonsai, treat it as you would treat a bald cypress.

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Post  Poink88 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:32 pm

JimLewis wrote:At any rate, as bonsai, treat it as you would treat a bald cypress.
That should be easy enough. Thanks!

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