Close up of green Microbiota foliage


Siberian Cypress

Microbiota decussata

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Close up of green Microbiota foliage
  • Super hardy
  • Deer resistant
  • Fine texture

Hardy to -40F, Microbiota decussata, also known as Siberian cypress, looks like a cross between a creeping juniper and a fern. Graceful, bright green foliage turns a russet copper in winter. It is a good evergreen for cold climates, and tolerates partial shade.

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"

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.