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Siberian Carpet Cypress

Microbiota decussata

A vigorous evergreen shrub with bright green, scale-like foliage that becomes coppery brown in winter. An adaptable conifer that provides excellent textural contrast to broad-leaved shrubs or perennials. Well-suited for use in rock gardens, as a specimen plant, or massed as an easy-care ground cover.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationmy-kro-by-OH-tuh de-KUSS-ah-tuh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 2 ft. tall, eventually spreading to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Poolside, Ground Cover, Hillside
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsSpirea (Spiraea); Barberry (Berberis); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Aster (Aster); Russian Sage (Perovskia)

Prefers moist, well-drained soils in a partially shaded site, but adaptable to poor dry soils and harsh sun and wind exposures. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed before new growth begins in spring. May be pruned occasionally to maintain size and a tidy appearance.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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