Microbiota decussata

Russian Cypress

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Very hardy with leathery foliage
  • Evergreen with striking bronze color in fall
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Shade
Full Shade
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Does well in sun or shade

One of the best groundcover conifers available

Height: 10-12 in
Spread: 8-10 ft
Price Level 1: $44.99~#2
Bloom Color:
Zone: 2-8
Price Level 2: $59.99~#3

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Evergreen
  • Border or Bed
  • Ground Cover

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun
  • Full Shade
  • Partial Sun


  • Creeping/Ground Cover

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Bronze

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Winter
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained