These long-lived trees are native to Mexico and Guatemala. A graceful, coniferous tree with weeping branches. The foliage of pale green, needle-like leaves is evergreen here in mild east coast New South Wales. The trunk grows thick and buttressed toward the base as it matures.
''Taxodium mucronatum'', also known as Montezuma bald cypress, Montezuma cypress or ahuehuete is a species of ''Taxodium'' that is native to Mexico and Guatemala. Ahuehuete is derived from the Nahuatl name for the tree, ''āhuēhuētl'', which means "upright drum in water" or "old man of the water."