SIBERIAN CARPET CYPRESS

FAMILY: Cupressaceae | GENUS: MICROBIOTA decussata

TYPE
  • Evergreen
  • Shrubs
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Moderate Water
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7

Plant Details

Native to Siberian mountains and hardy to any amount of cold, this neat, sprawling shrub resembles a trailing arborvitae (Thuja). Grows 112 feet tall, 78 feet wide, with many plumy, horizontal or trailing branches closely set with scalelike leaves. Foliage is green in summer, turning purplish or reddish brown in winter. More shade tolerant than junipers (Juniperus). Needs excellent drainage. 'Fuzz Ball' has softer- textured new growth and more open habit to 3 feet high and 4 feet wide. Use as a bank cover.

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