Russian Cypress Shrubs

Microbiota decussata (UBC Clone)

Growzone: 2-7

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This Plants Growzone: 2-7
Growing Zone: 2-7
Mature Height: 6 to 18 inches
Mature Width: 3 to 12 feet
Classification: Evergreen Shrub
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Habit: Ground cover
Flower Color: Non-flowering
Foliage: Rich Greenery
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established

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Microbiota is a very low growing, spreading evergreen shrub that has a juniper-like appearance with bright spearmint green, feathery, foliage. In the winter it develops a brown-purple hue in cold weather. Russian Cypress is a graceful and hardy evergreen that is well-suited for use in rock gardens or massed as an easy-care groundcover.


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Growing Microbiota in the Lanscape

Microbiota Decussata is a beautiful addition to any garden. Microbiota Decussata is a ground cover that is perfect for foundations, wall planters where it can cascade, group or mass plantings, raised planters, and embankments. The lush foliage of the Microbiota Decussata is bright green during the spring and a bronze during the fall and winter months. The stems of Microbiota Decussata have gracefully down-turned ends that spread out through your garden adding an elegant shade of green.


Planting Information

We suggest when planting your Microbiota Decussata plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost, because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after filling the hole.Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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History of Microbiota Decussata:

Microbiota Decussata is a evergreen shrub that is a member of the cypress family known as Cupressaceae. The plant is native to a limited area of the Sikhote-Alin mountains in Primorskiy Krai in the Russian Far East. Microbiota Decussata was discovered in 1923, but because of political secrecy in the Soviet Union, there was no knowledge of this plant outside of the country for about 50 years. This plant is often used as a substitution for Junipers because it has similar qualities and characteristics.