Siberian Carpet Cypress

Microbiota decussata 'Prides' CELTIC PRIDE™ Cupressaceae

Growth habit

Dwarf Shrub


Long-lived polycarpic perennial


Comstock Knoll and Rhododendron Collection, Nevin Welcome Center

Source of plant

RareFIND Nursery, Garden Crossings, ShrubBucket


Russian cypress is a hardy, low growing evergreen for sun or shade, but the species is often plagued with tip die-back. This selection solves that as it has superior disease resistance and winter color. Celtic Pride's green foliage turns an attractive russet color in winter. This is an excellent, very cold-hardy plant with better shade tolerance than junipers.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

growth habit, hardiness, notable texture, intermediate conifer