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sam_mdAugust 31, 2013

I have this friend, lets call him Robin. This is his tree.
Here is what he says about it:
- It is a gymnosperm, yet its not evergreen
- It is a conifer, yet it doesn't bear cones
- The species is native to swampy wetlands, yet this one does great in well-drained soil.
- The species is native to N. America, yet this one is named for a Dutchman!
I told my friend that he was "Thicke" in the head :)
Have you ever seen this tree? Can you name it?

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Sara Malone Zone 9b

Taxodium distichum 'Peve Minaret'?

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 8:48PM
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poaky1

Myley Cyprus? But really- I have no idea.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 9:03PM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

So Sam are you going to tell us?

    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 8:20PM
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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

Looks like 'Peve Minaret' to me.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 12:04AM
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widdringtonia(8a)

> Posted by poaky1 6 Pa (My Page) on
> Sat, Aug 31, 13 at 21:03

> Myley Cyprus? But really- I have no idea.

ROFLMAO

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 8:39AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Bald Cypress bears cones.
It is indeed a sheared Taxodium distichum Peve Minaret

Ginkgo would fall in the category of the first two points.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sheared Peve

This post was edited by whaas on Mon, Sep 2, 13 at 14:59

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 9:03AM
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sam_md

Hi F&F,
It appears that this is indeed 'Peve Minaret'.
This is the first one I've ever seen, maybe they are gaining popularity here in the East. Notice how it retains foliage all the way to the ground. Also, notice the fine, almost fernlike texture. Online images are not all shaped like this, am guessing that the owner helped this one along with some pruning.
I can see this plant used in odd numbered groupings to create a vertical accent. It would really look great reflecting out of the water.
Now my only question, what does it look like in the Winter? Does it still have that interesting texture or does it just look like a dead arborvitae? Winter interest is a big deal to me.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 10:50AM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

I have a fairly good-sized one that my husband (who is NOT a gardener or a cone head) fell in love with at a nursery and simply would not leave behind. It is still in its box as I am not going to plant it until November. Per the nursery owner, it is indeed tolerant of a wide range of soil moistures - I am going to plant it in a slightly boggy spot. We have a pond but it is a big farm pond and I don't want to 'lose' it out there - the scale would be all wrong. I have seen one planted in the middle of a large stock tank which was kept full of water and that was gorgeous. Since it loses its leaves in winter, we'll have to see how interesting it is, but I think that the reason that my husband was so taken with it is that its branching structure is striking - very candelabra-like.

I'll report back once it loses its leaves and is in the ground!

Sara

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 11:40AM
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sam_md

Here's what 'Peve Minaret' looks like when he goes bald.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 12:44PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

How lovely. Is that your trailer? Is this too close to the deck or not?

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 1:31PM
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j0nd03

Poor old Peve.. He looks much better with his clothes on.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 1:39PM
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