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Microbiota decussata
  • Microbiota or Siberian Cypress is an evergreen groundcover for sun or shade
  • Microbiota has feather evergreen foliage that takes on drought

Microbiota decussata

Evergreen groundcover for sun or shade!
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  • Evergreen groundcover for sun or shade
  • Feathery foliage turns bronze in winter
  • Tolerates dry & poor soil
  • Not bothered by insects or diseases
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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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Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Microbiota decussata
  • Common Name:
    Siberian Cypress
  • Zone:
  • Sun Exposure:
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Delivery:
    See Schedule
  • Ship Form:
    2 Quart
  • Soil Type:
  • Soil Moisture:
  • Height x Width:
    18" x 7'
  • Flower Color:
    Not Relevant
  • Foliage Color:
  • Bloom Season:
    Not Relevant
  • Uses:
    Alpine & Rock, Edging, Foundation Planting, Gorund Cover, Ornamental, Rock Garden, Slopes
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK, CAN, HI, PR
  • Patent #: None

Ideas and How-to's



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: 18-24 inches
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.