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We’re pleased to offer fine quality Bald cypress bonsai and pre-bonsai.  No American bonsai collection is complete without one.

Bald Cypress (Cypressbonsai17)

Bald Cypress – Taxodium Distichum

Collected in Winter 2019, this is a nice smaller BC specimen.  The trunk base is 2.5″ at the soil surface, and it’s chopped at 25″.  The trunk actually has very subtle fluting at the base, which adds to the character.  I’d go with a flat-top if I were keeping this tree, but certainly you can do an informal upright style.

Should be able to ship in mid- to late-June.

Estimated Age: 15-25 years

SOLD: $145 (delivered)

Item # Cypress85pre


Bald Cypress (Cypressbonsai17)

Bald Cypress – Taxodium Distichum

Collected in Winter 2019, this specimen has loads of trunk character.  I personally really like the slant coming from the ground, then the turn upward.  It speaks to the character of the tree.  The trunk base is 3″ at the soil surface, and it’s chopped at 24″.  There’s subtle fluting near the base, which is a very nice feature.  Pick your style with this one, it’ll make a great informal upright or flat-top.

Should be able to ship in mid- to late-June.

Estimated Age: 20-30 years

SOLD: $195 (delivered)

Item # Cypress81pre


Bald Cypress (Cypressbonsai17)

Bald Cypress – Taxodium Distichum

A big specimen I collected in Winter 2019.  It’s pushing buds now, and looks to be a strong tree.  The trunk is 5″ 5″ above the soil surface.  It’s chopped at 28″.  I would expect a finished height of 36-40″.  Great taper and buttressing.  This specimen BC will make a huge statement in any collection.  The classic informal upright style will work best.

More photos below from the right, back and left sides.

Ships in fall.

Estimated Age: 40-60 years

SOLD: $695 (delivered)



Bald Cypress (Cypressbonsai17)

Bald Cypress – Taxodium Distichum

I collected this specimen in Winter 2019.  It was already budding, but I knew it would probably come back all right.  Sure enough, it’s leading this year’s crop in growth already.  This is a strong BC.  The trunk is 3″ above the root crown.  The trunk, which is chopped at 28″, has great taper and movement, and the flaring roots are just terrific (see below for what lies beneath the soil).

Ships in mid- to late-June.

Estimated Age: 30-40 years

SOLD: $350 (delivered)


Bald Cypress (Cypressbonsai17)

Here’s the tree after being prepped for potting.  You can see the roots that were buried in order to protect them.  When the tree is ultimately placed in a bonsai pot, much of this root base can be exposed.  I think this will make for an outstanding bonsai.


Bald Cypress (Cypress42pre)

Bald Cypress – Taxodium Distichum

I collected this tree on February 16th.  It was starting to bud, so I left a couple of small branches on the tree so I could gauge the likelihood of the tree coming through the collecting process.  I’m happy to say the buds on these branches have continued to swell and are in the process of opening, so it’s almost a sure bet this tree is going to make it.

You can see from the photo that this BC has a great flaring buttressed base, and the taper is just outstanding.  The base measures 4″ across, when measured 4″ above the soil surface.  Bear in mind that I always bury my collected trees deep in order to protect the lateral roots. This means the flaring roots continue on beneath the soil surface. I’d 

estimate the nebari will measure about 9-10″ across once the tree has been raised for potting in a bonsai container.

I left this tree tall, namely 27″ to the chop, for a couple of reasons.  As I said, the taper is really outstanding – the trunk measures just 1.5″ across at the chop.  But this is one tree I think lends itself  well to a classic flat-top style, and the height is going to help make a great impression once the styling has been accomplished.  Don’t care for the flat-top style?  You could do a stately informal upright just as easily.

Estimated Age: 40-50 years
SOLD: $450 (delivered)

Bald Cypress (Cypressbonsai14)

Bald Cypress – Taxodium Distichum

A Specimen-Quality Bonsai
for the Discriminating Collector

From a tree collected in 2013.  Great flaring buttressed base and surface roots, great taper, super bark, and this one features an interesting burl or “shoulder” on the major left-hand buttressing root.  I repotted the tree on 2/6/17 into this custom oval by Paul Katich.

The trunk base is 5″ in diameter just below the burl, and the height is 30″ to the tip of the apex.

I am letting two leaders grow out wild in order to continue thickening the apex to make the tapering transition look better. This should be completed 

next year. In the meantime, they can be removed for display (and they’ll grow back).

If you’re looking for a Bald cypress bonsai that makes a definitive statement, this tree could easily become the centerpiece of your collection.  It’s a sizeable bonsai!

For those of you who haven’t yet grown BC, they are easy to care for and grow vigorously.  They put on at least three rounds of growth each year, and can be defoliated every July for a nice set of fall foliage.  Nice fall color too, especially if you live farther north than I do.

Estimated Age:  40-60 years
SOLD: $1,295 (delivered)

Bald Cypress (Cypressbonsai7)

Bald Cypress – Taxodium Distichum

This beautiful bald cypress was collected in January of 2015 and direct-potted into this fine Byron Myrick oval.  What’s remarkable about this specimen is the amazing root base.  The trunk diameter is 3″ 3″ above the soil surface, and you just don’t see BC with trunk bases less that 4+ inches sporting this kind of buttress.  This one is a rarity.

I began training this tree last year.  I made the angled, year two chop in Winter 2016 and cut back the new leader today along with removing a lot of new growth and wiring a couple of new branches.  This cypress is going to be a great informal upright specimen.  It should be showable in two years, three max.  Height to the tip of the new apex is 26″.  Should finish at 30″.

SOLD: $550 (delivered)

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