Russian Arbor-vitae (Microbiota decussata)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 12-14'
Plant Spread: Almost indefinite spread
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Erosion control
Groundcover
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Jan 5, 2012 12:49 PM

Discovered in 1921 in the Mountains near Vladivostock, Russia, the genus Microbiota contains just one species. A ground cover par excellence. It looks like a cross between a carpet juniper and a fern, with green, scale-like leaves that turn bronze or purple in winter. RHS AGM, 1993

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