Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret'

Peve Minaret Bald Cypress

September 2009

September 2009

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Family: Taxodiaceae

Genus: Taxodium

Parent: Taxodium distichum

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 4 to 11

Size: to 16' tall, perhaps 5' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun

Description: 

A dwarf, listed as growing anywhere from 4 to 10' tall but my own tree is over 10' after only a few years, and a local nursery has several ranging from 8 to 15' tall. The nursery trees are in part shade and are more open in form than mine which is in full sun. Tight pyramidal form, Dirr describes it as having a "surreal pygmy-forest effect'.

History: 

A selection from the Netherlands.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a large 3-gallon in summer 2007 from McMahan's and grew it in a pot until summer 2009. It was 4' tall when purchased and gained probably 6 to 8" each year in the pot. Once planted it has grown dramatically, staying very upright with all the branches turning up and being very tight to the trunk. Almost a contorted form but no twist. Very dramatic. By the end of summer 2011 it was about 12' tall.


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