Microbiota decussata
  • Microbiota decussata - winter foliage colour
  • Microbiota decussata
  • Microbiota decussata

Microbiota decussata

£14.95

(Russian Arborvitae) A tough, useful plant native to Russia, Microbiota decussata is a low growing, spreading, evergreen conifer with bright apple-green summer foliage which turns purple-bronze in the winter months.

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A tough, useful plant native to Russia, Microbiota decussata is a low growing, spreading, evergreen conifer with bright apple-green summer foliage which turns purple-bronze in the winter months.

Established specimens form a thick 'carpet' and therefore are very effective as ground cover plants in sun or shade.


  • Position: Full sun or shade.
  • Soil: Any well drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Very hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Spreading ground cover plant.
    • Height: up to 1 m (3 ft)
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
  • Notes: Microbiota decussata is a sturdy plant ideal for cold, exposed gardens.

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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade, Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Small (less than 5 ft tall), Ground Cover
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Windy & Exposed, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline
Special Features
Evergreen, To grow in a pot

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