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Microbiota decussata

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A tough, useful plant native to parts of 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.

Supplied Size: 3L containers

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Microbiota decussata | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Microbiota decussata | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

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.

Plant Finder: about Microbiota decussata

Common names

Siberian carpet grass


Microbiota decussata (Siberian carpet grass). This is a low-growing evergreen conifer shrub which is ideal for ground cover in a cool climate. It is a tough dwarf conifer with year-round colour.


Does well in a dry and sandy, free-draining soil in an open position. very tolerant of extremes of temperature and high altitude. Only prune if absolutely necessary and only into the new wood.

Interest and use

Ground cover, rock garden, border, edging

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  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

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