• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate growing to 18 in. tall, 6 ft. or more wide.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Does not flower
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:my-kro-by-OH-ta de-kews-SA-ta
    Plant type:Groundcover, Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 10, 14 - 17
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 18 in. tall, 6 ft. or more wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Does not flower
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Design IdeasThis graceful, hardy conifer offers color changes throughout the season. Ideal for banks and slopes as a groundcover. Use where there is rocky or thin soils. Most attractive when planted beside landscape boulders or clustered under shade trees to cover bare ground and crowd out weeds. Great in Asian-inspired gardens where it can be shaped or pruned many ways. Or plant in front of mixed conifer beds and rock gardens for its lovely green coloring.
    Companion PlantsThis is a super low conifer you can blend with more high-profile hardy creeping shrubs such as Streib's Findling Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster dammeri 'Streibs Findling'), Canadale Gold Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Canadale Gold') and Vancouver Gold Woadwaxen (Genista tinctoria 'Royal Gold').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Filtered sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This cold hardy species is native to Russia where it is found above the tree line in high mountains. The genus name translates from the Greek as "small tree of life".