Siberian Cypress

Microbiota decussata


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  • Super hardy
  • Disease resistant
  • Deer resistant

Disease resistant. Siberian cypress is a hardy, low growing evergreen for sun or shade, but the species is often plagued with tip die-back. Celtic Pride® microbiota solves that with superior disease resistance and winter color. The fern-like green foliage turns an attractive russet color in winter. Very hardy and deer resistant, it makes a welcome alternative to juniper for those with semi-shaded conditions.

USDA Zone 2 - 7 (-50°F/-45°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 1 - 3'

Width 4 - 6'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Evergreen

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 4", Quick Turn

Soil Moist, well-drained soils are preferred. Tolerates some dryness in soil once established.

Pruning Little needed. Control spread by pruning out branches as required.

Uses Mass plantings; groundcover; edging; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips Though its color and habit is best with a minimum of six hours of sun, microbiota tolerates shade better than most conifers. Fine textured foliage is soft to the touch.