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Swamp Cypresses can grow and multiply quite happily on the other side of the world - Australia - and without any water in sight!! There are two, a parent and its progeny, growing in the northern Sydney suburb of Turramurra in the state of New South Wales. The original tree is thought to have been planted in around 1900 on the advice of the head botanist at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens. The garden where it was planted belonged to nature conservationist, Eccelston Du Faur, the founder and first managing director of the nearby Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. It is now in the grounds of a hospital. If you are ever in this part of the world, come and have a look at this majestic tree. Autumn is from March to May. PM 5/4/05
- Yes, it is generally the case that marsh and swamp plants have special adptations for dealing with the unique problems that water saturated soils present, adptations not seen in non-wetland plants. However, in some situations, especially where care is provided, there is no reason these wetland plants cannot do well in non-wetlands. On the other hand, species regarded as aquatic are morphologically and physiologically dependent upon a constant source of water, and do not do well in other than an aquatic setting. - Marshman 17:24, 7 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- They need constant watering untill their roots reach the water table in dryer sites
wtf does "exceptionally 11m" mean? that there actually have been examples FIVE TIMES the diameter of the norm? this needs clarifying.
- Yes, it does. See Árbol del Tule - the stoutest tree in the world (already linked, so it shouldn't need more clarifying!) - MPF 20:48, 20 May 2005 (UTC)