Bald Cypress
Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret'

Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Taxodium (taks-OH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: distichum (DIS-tik-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Peve Minaret

Category:

Trees

Conifers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Thonotosassa, Florida

Peoria, Illinois

Clermont, Kentucky

Georgetown, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky (2 reports)

Millbrook, New York

Inman, South Carolina

Nashville, Tennessee

Amelia Court House, Virginia

Newport News, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 15, 2014, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Most sources list the maximum height of this cultivar as 10'. This is incorrect. One at Raulston Arboretum is over 20' and growing. It is smaller, denser, and slower than the species, but as this is a relatively new introduction, it's maximum height may yet to be determined. I imagine that climate and growing conditions may influence it's size. This is a gorgeous plant and I hate to think that people are planting it in locations where it will have to be removed. A local nursery offered some amazing specimens that were all about 15'. They display a magnificently ordered and sculptural structure. 'Peve Minaret' gets more impressive with age, so give it the space it needs to achieve its full effect.

Neutral

On Sep 9, 2011, Davidsan from Springfield, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:

Just a breif comment Japanese Beetles like all softer bald cypress .. maybe this one more?? but I wouldn't put that as a negative that is the nature of the beetle it likes those trees best along with many other including roses contorted filbert and cherries... but I have seen little difference inn their love for the bald cypress cultivars . seven works best with spreader sticker lasts two weeks with rain.

Positive

On Jul 2, 2010, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This a very ornamental and feathery little tree. It seems to hold onto leaves late in fall prolonging the rust brown effect. It is very tough. It doesn't care about whether soils are dry or wet just like the species. Fall color comes later than many other plants so the feathery green is a good contrast to other fall colors. There is one characteristic that seperates this plant though from that status quo of bald cypress a little bit, Japanese beetles love it and seem to favor it over other more typical feeding plants just for foliage. I list this as a concern for beetle prone areas specifically because for those who have little time to garden, that garden organicly, or don't want something higher maintenance, this tree may not be good for your location.

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