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Peve Minaret Baldcypress

Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret'

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Peve Minaret Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret') at The Growing Place

Peve Minaret Baldcypress

Peve Minaret Baldcypress

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Peve Minaret Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret') at The Growing Place

Peve Minaret Baldcypress foliage

Peve Minaret Baldcypress foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a


Unique specimen for a rain garden or smaller space where a fine texture is needed; soft, lush green foliage and exfoliating mahogany colored bark provide interest, needle-like foliage turns a coppery color in fall

Ornamental Features

Peve Minaret Baldcypress has attractive green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The ferny bipinnately compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The shaggy indian red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Peve Minaret Baldcypress is a deciduous tree with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Peve Minaret Baldcypress is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Peve Minaret Baldcypress will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features