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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.


Plant size and shape may differ from what is pictured.

For mail orders: Plants may go through shock during shipping. Upon arrival, take the plant out and water it thoroughly. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify us via email at sales@amgardens.com and include a photo(s) within 24 hours of plant arrival.

For in store purchases: If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please call us at 423-870-5000 or return the plant in its original pot/condition within 3 days. Trees and shrubs have a 1 year warranty (exceptions may apply), but we highly encourage you to give us a call or email if you notice issues with your plant. We'd love to help you figure out what's wrong and save your plant! 

Orders are shipped on Wednesdays and Thursdays; if your order is placed on a Wednesday, it may not ship until the following Wednesday. During peak season there may be delays in shipping. If it is too hot or cold, we suggest ordering during milder months to ensure plants arrive in best condition.