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
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 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:
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".