Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret'
Common name: 
Peve Minaret Baldcypress
Dwarf Baldcypress
taks-O-di-um DIS-ti-kum
Cupressaceae, Taxodiaceae
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Deciduous conifer, shrub, dwarf, 8 ft (2.4 m) tall and 4 ft (1.2 m) wide, dense branching.  Leaves "fern-like", bright green in spring, then pale green; fall color orange, yellow and tan.
  • Sun, grows well on deep, fine, sandy loam, acid soil. It can be sheared to about 2 inches (about 5 cm) from the trunk to give a pole-like shape.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5      Selected 1990 by Pete Vergeldt from germinating seeds which had been chemically treated to induce mutations.  'Peve Minaret': the first part is derived from the first two letters of his full name
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden - Conifer Garden
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: sheared plants near the SW entrance to ALS.
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • branches and trunk

    branches and trunk

  • plant habit, sheared

    plant habit, sheared

  • truck, sheared

    truck, sheared