Common name Russian Arbor-Vitae Siberian Carpet Cypress
Genus Microbiota are low-growing or prostrate evergreen coniferous shrubs with tiny triangular green scale-like leaves becoming bronze in winter; flowers and cones are small and inconspicuous. In its natural habitat it can be found on slops and boulder fields with little soil and deep snow cover in winter.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery. Microbiota Decussata is a prostrate, evergreen shrubby conifer making a wide, dense mat, with small scale-like leaves turning bronze-purple in winter. Flowers inconspicuous, fruit berry-like, yellow-brown, 3mm in length.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Deciduous. Foliage Colour: Green, bronze-purple needles. Pot Size: 3 litre. Ultimate Height: 0.1 - 0.5m. Ultimate Spread: 1 - 1.5m. Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Special Attributes: The Royal Horticultural Society has awarded this tree the prestigious Award of Garden Merit.