Russian Cypress - Microbiota decussata

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Low spreader with cedar-like texture. Feathery green foliage in summer turns coppery-brown in fall. Grows well in shade and part shade. Intolerant of wet soils. A UBC introduction from the Botanical Garden. An interesting groundcover for a border.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Mass Planting
Garden Styles: 
Modern
Traditional
Zen
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
12-24"
Spread: 
5-10'
Special Features: 
Winter Interest
Growth Habits: 
Ground Cover
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 3
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Prefers a moist well drained soil. Water regularly as needed. Feed in spring with an all purpose fertilizer prior to new spring growth. Little pruning is necessary. Prune broken or damaged limbs. 

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