A SHADE TREE WITH STRENGTH AND BEAUTY
- A stately conifer with pyramidal growth and soft green needles, almost fern-like
- Dense, fine-textured leaves transform beautiful shades of red-orange for fall color
- Easy to grow and especially adaptable to wetlands and flooded areas
- Exfoliating red bark adds winter interest
- Perfect tree to plant for generations to come
- Hand selected fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-11
- Mature Height: 50-75' tall
- Mature Width: 20-30' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 20-40' apart
Why plant Shawnee Brave™ Bald Cypress?
When you need a striking vertical element in your landscape, Shawnee Brave™ Baldcypress is your answer. This bold deciduous conifer will rise arrow-straight, forming a tall, slim pyramid. Plant a pair of trees to elegantly frame a distant view, or line your driveway with them and let these fast-growing trees quickly create a majestic allée that leads to your door. This tree also has a natural affinity for water, and a grouping of Shawnee Brave™ Baldcypresses looks amazing near a pond if you are lucky enough to have one on your property. City dwellers need not feel left out, as the adaptable Shawnee Brave™ makes a fine street tree, too!
Baldcypress is a fascinating ancient tree native to much of the Southeast. It is most often associated with the Deep South. There, it frequently grows in standing water, such as in the Okefenokee Swamp, which straddles Georgia and Florida. In wet places, it develops knobby “knees” that protrude out of the water; these don’t appear in normal garden conditions. Shawnee Brave™ Baldcypress was introduced by legendary nurseryman Earl Cully of Jacksonville, Illinois. He found the plant in Illinois in 1968. At about 40 years of age, the original tree when Cully found it was 70 feet tall and only 18 feet wide. Earl Cully is also known for introducing two extra-slim Oak Trees, Regal Prince® and Kindred Spirit®.
How to use Shawnee Brave™ Bald Cypress in the landscape?
Deciduous conifers are funny plants that look like evergreens, but lose their needles for the winter. Your neighbors may be very concerned when your “evergreen” tree goes bare! Before Shawnee Brave™ Baldcypress disrobes in late fall, its soft, feathery foliage will take on warm coppery orange tones, putting on a lovely show of late-season color. Grown not only for its appearance, the Shawnee Brave™ Baldcypress works wonders as a shade tree or accent to any landscape!
Hardiness Zone: 4-11
How To Plant Shawnee Brave™ Bald Cypress
Plant Shawnee Brave™ Baldcypress in a sunny location. This tree isn’t fussy about soil and will happily grow in clay and will love that troublesome part of your yard where water drains poorly. Average soils are fine, too, and this tree will even tolerate some drought once established. Little, if any, pruning will be necessary, and no major pests or diseases generally affect Baldcypress Trees.
How To Water
Help your tree develop a strong root system by irrigating with the Bower & Branch Elements™ Watering System during the first couple of years.
How To Fertilize
When planting, be sure to use the Bower & Branch Elements Starter Plant Food. After that, yearly applications in early spring are best to ensure your tree has all it needs for a happy and healthy growing season!
How To Prune
Pruning your Shawnee Brave™ Baldcypress should take place in late winter, when the tree is dormant. You may prune away any dead or damaged branches, this helps with the health and growth of the tree in the future.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service
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Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:
Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).
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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.
If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.
At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).