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Russian Cypress Shrub
Russian Cypress Shrub

Russian Cypress Shrub

$44.99

Russian Cypress is a low-spreading evergreen with flat arching branches. It has very graceful foliage resembling arborvitae with a light-green color. Although, the winter color in the sun is brownish-purple. Found in the wild in Siberia. This evergreen shrub must have a well-drained site.

Growth Habit

Grows 1-2 ft. tall, 3-5 ft. wide in natural spreading form. Slow-growers, these shrubs take their time to establish.

Care

For best results, plant in USDA Zones 2-8. Russian Cypress can tolerate more shade than most ground cover junipers but still prefers full sun to part shade. The best soil is moist but well-drained. Work ample compost into the site if it is dry or has a high clay content.   Plan to water weekly during establishment and during extended drought in following years. Russian Cypress generally needs no pruning to maintain an attractive form. However, it can be pruned if desired, as this plant is often a solid addition to Asian-inspired gardens. Perform any major annual pruning in early spring before the plant begins to green up. Snip off branch tips to shape the plant and  encourage bushier growth. 

Toxicity

All parts of the cypress are poisonous to dogs. Therefore, dogs should not play with twigs or branches of the cypress. Deer resistant.


Russian Cypress is a low-spreading evergreen with flat arching branches. It has very graceful foliage resembling arborvitae with a light-green color. Although, the winter color in the sun is brownish-purple. Found in the wild in Siberia. This evergreen shrub must have a well-drained site.

Grows 1-2 ft. tall, 3-5 ft. wide in natural spreading form. Slow-growers, these shrubs take their time to establish.

For best results, plant in USDA Zones 2-8. Russian Cypress can tolerate more shade than most ground cover junipers but still prefers full sun to part shade. The best soil is moist but well-drained. Work ample compost into the site if it is dry or has a high clay content.   Plan to water weekly during establishment and during extended drought in following years. Russian Cypress generally needs no pruning to maintain an attractive form. However, it can be pruned if desired, as this plant is often a solid addition to Asian-inspired gardens. Perform any major annual pruning in early spring before the plant begins to green up. Snip off branch tips to shape the plant and  encourage bushier growth. 

All parts of the cypress are poisonous to dogs. Therefore, dogs should not play with twigs or branches of the cypress. Deer resistant.