- USDA hardiness zones:
Taxodium distichum, commonly known as bald cypress, is a long-lived, pyramidal conifer that typically grows 50-70 tall (less frequently to 125). Although it looks like a needled evergreen, it is in fact deciduous (ìbaldî as the common name suggests). ëPeve Minaret is a dwarf cultivar that slowly grows in a dense, pyramidal form to 6 tall by 2-3 wide over the first 10 years. Flat, linear, yellow-green needles appear in two ranks along the twigs (distichum means in two vertical ranks). Leaves turn a yellow to rusty-brown in fall before dropping. Foliage has a fern-like texture.
- Full sun
- Medium to wet
Best grown in average, medium to wet, moisture-retentive soils in full sun. Prefers moist, acidic, sandy loams, but tolerates a wide range of soil conditions ranging from average moisture garden soils to wet soils.
Size and growth:
- 5.0 to 6.0 feet
- 2.0 to 3.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
Good in the fall
Interesting landscape specimen or accent. Foundations, near patios, small garden areas. Tolerates placement in moist soils or low spots.
Healthy, well-maintained plants in the proper growing conditions usually have few problems. Twig blight and rots may occur. Watch for spider mites.