Microbiota decussata Description
If you're looking for an easy, carefree evergreen groundcover for sun or shade, than Siberian Cypress is your answer!
The feathery foliage of Siberian Cypress turns a pleasing bronze in the winter before greening back up the following spring.
A single plant will gradually grow to form a colorful, evergreen carpet 18" tall and up to 7' wide after 5-7 years.
Microbiota decussata, or Siberian Cypress, tolerates a wide range of soil conditions & can easily withstand prolonged periods of drought.
Microbiota makes a perfect under-planting to Ornamental Grasses, long-blooming Knock Out Roses, & late-blooming Sedums.
Special Features: Cold Hardy, Color Change, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Foliage Interest, Multi-Seasonal Interest, Pest Resistant, Winter Interest
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18" x 7'
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Alpine & Rock, Edging, Foundation Planting, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Rock Garden, Slopes
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Likes moist, well-drained soils, but it is very adaptable to poor, dry, thin soils in sun and wind-exposed sites
Light: Full sun to part shade - Some sources rate this plant as full shade tolerant and not adaptable to full sun, but experience does not bear these claims out.
Water: Water regularly until established. Drought tolerant in cold climates. In the South, you may need to water during the dog days, unless your soil is moisture-retentive.
Spacing: You can plant at almost any spacing as plants will fill in over time
Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced, slow release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Winterizing: No special care needed. Shed autumn leaves can be raked from the plant without damage to it
Maintenance & Pruning: Only a few years after planting, you will need to prune. Do this in early Spring so that new growth will cover the stubs of cut branches.
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