Virginia to Louisiana
Pyramidal, narrow, buttressing at trunk base, horizontal branches.
Found near water, often times right beside water than actually in it; sun and swampy areas
Grows well in wet areas and often found in parks near lakes and ponds
Deciduous conifer; single branchlet with needles that are parallel; change to gold in the fall
Buds are alternate near tip of stem, overlapping sharply pointed scale
Light reddish brown and deeply furrowed. Develops knees.
Monoecious, male catkins are 4-5 inches long.
Small cones that are short-stalked and globose; flowers are monoecious; males form drooping panicles while females are scattered near the ends of branc
Seeds, grafting for cultivars.
'Fastigiata' - Narrow habit.
'Shawnee Brave' - Narrow, pyramidal, mite resistant.