Microbiota decussata (UBC Clone)Item #6161 USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 - 7
This very low wide-spreading evergreen shrub looks like a Juniper. Scale-like leaves are feathery and bright green turning coppery brown in cold weather. A hardy groundcover that performs well.
- OverviewLight Needs:Filtered sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing to 18 in. tall, 6 ft. or more wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:my-kro-by-OH-ta de-kews-SA-taDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:1 - 10, 14 - 17Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 18 in. tall, 6 ft. or more wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.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 PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Barberry (Berberis); Forsythia (Forsythia); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster); Euonymus (Euonymus); Russian Sage (Perovskia)
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Filtered sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory: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".