Pronounced (mi-kro-bi-oh-ta de-cus-sa-ta) Fast facts:
commonly known as 'Siberian Carpet Cypress'
hardy zones 2-8
has a dense and mounded habit that is suitable for a rock garden
Blue-green in tone, the foliage of this low growing cypress turns colors of copper and maroon as the season changes to fall and keeps that shade through winter. New growth in spring appears as bright green, and darkens in shade during summer. Maturing at 1' in height and 4-5' in width, it is a suitable choice for an easy ground cover, and grows best in part sun with moist and well-draining soil. Is adaptable to poorer soil and different sun conditions, but may not reach its maximum potential. Fairly tolerant of pests and diseases and can be propagated by rooted stem cuttings. Will flower as well as fruit, but are largely inconspicuous among the heavy foliage.