Potted Bald Cypress Have Lost Leaves Except At Top

Question From: D. Green - Guntersville, Alabama, United States
Q: Hello, I got 3 bald cypress trees from a tree giveaway in our area here in Alabama. I planted them into 1 gal pots and they had leaves sprouting all the way up and down, now the leaves are falling off except for the top. Is this normal?

A: Not at this time of the year. Sounds like lack of water. They need a lot of it. Also be aware they grow to 30 feet in diameter and 60 feet in height. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy