The male catkin-like flowers appear on the previous year's growth and range in color from light green to red. The female flowers appear on new growth and range from shades of pink to red.
Art Trail, East Terrace, North Lawn
This tree can be used as a mass planting for aesthetic uses or even as a means of creating privacy.
Seeds are eaten by wild turkey, wood ducks, evening grosbeak, squirrels, and waterfowl. Cypress domes provide unique watering places for a variety of birds and mammals, and breeding sites for frogs, toads, salamanders, and other reptiles. Yellow-throated warblers forage in the Spanish moss often found hanging on branches. Tops provide nesting sites for bald eagles, ospreys, herons, and egrets.
The leaves are evergreen needles that are 6-10” long and dark green in color, but can fade to yellowish green in colder climates. The needles are in fascicles (a close cluster) of 3.