Bald Cypress Trees are members of the Taxodioideae subfamily of the Cypress family, called "bald" because the members of the Taxodium genus are deciduous. This page describes members of the entire Taxodioideae subfamily, some of which are evergreen.
Sugi (Cryptomeria japonica), also called Japanese Cedar or Japanese Redwood, is an evergreen conifer from Japan. It can grow to over 200 feet tall and significantly resembles a Redwood Tree. It requires regular water and excellent drainage. Male and female cones are borne on the same tree. Sugi is ranked 10 out of 10 on the Ogren Plant Allergy Scale, indicating that it tends to cause very severe hay fever. Cryptomeria blooms from about January through April, so if you suffer from hay fever during those months, Sugi could be the culprit. The City of Woodland has plant Sugi as a street tree on 2nd Street.
Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum), also called Swamp Cypress, is a fast-growing, long-lived, deciduous tree from the southeastern United States. It usually grows 40 to 130 feet tall and has a lifespan of over 1,000 years. In 20 years, it might grow to 45 feet tall. It prefers full sun or partial shade. It grows exclusively in wetlands, often partially submerged in swamps, and has a low tolerance for drought. Male and female cones are borne on the same tree. Bald Cypress is ranked 8 out of 10 on the Ogren Plant Allergy Scale, indicating that it tends to cause fairly severe hay fever. It is planted at Campbell Park, Ralph Harris Park, Rick Gonzales, Sr., Park, and William Crawford, Sr., Park. It is also planted as a street tree on East Gum Avenue.