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Siberian Cypress | Plant Profile

Siberian Cypress (Microbiota decussata) are small evergreen needled shrubs. These shrubs are significantly wider than tall, up to 7x. The solf-needled foliage resembles large feathers. These multiseason interest shrubs have bright green foliage in the summer that changes to purple in winter.

Siberian Cypress prefers average fertility, moist, well drained soils in full sun to part shade. Afternoon shade in the hottest months of summer may be appreciated.

Siberian Cypress are groundcover shrubs that are often used as erosion control or as a low maintenance feature on banks or slopes. They are similar to juniper groundcovers in appearance, but have a better shade tolerance than junipers.


Siberian Cypress Characteristics

Siberian Cypress are low maintenance and attractive groundcovers. The feathery appearance brings textural interest throughout the year. The flat needles are scale-like and soft to the touch, making them child-friendly evergreens that can be planted near houses or structures.

In addition to being low maintenance evergreens with multiseason interest, Siberian Cypress has few serious insect or disease issues that threaten the health of these shrubs.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 3 - 7
.50 - 1.50'
3.00 - 12.00'
Bloom Time
Full Sun - Part Shade
Deer Resistant?