Does anyone have experiences with these trees? I visited the everglades and was really taken back by the ascetic of the cardinal air plants on the cyrpess. The cypress looked like they were on fire (orange flowers on the cardinal plants). I have a giant airplant native in my yard (same species but not same subspecies as the Everglades one) and smaller common air plants. I was kinda hoping to create a water feature maybe 4x 4 ft with stunted cypress trees. So far all my research has shown cypress to be great beginner bonsai trees and also just generally easy at fun size also.

My other question is, are bald cypress cones viable if they haven't fallen off trees? Like I grabbed a couple green cones this week. Can I dry these cones an stratify normally or will they be duds? I may move from FL before late fall when cones drop.