Russian Arborvitae Fact Sheet
Family: Cupressaceae - Cypress family
Latin name: Microbiota decussata
Common name: Russian Arborvitae, Siberian Cypress
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- Branchlets arranged in flattened sprays like Thuja.
- low growing spreading conifer, with an appearance similar to the low growing junipers, but soft rather than stiff.
- needles opposite, appressed awls
- may reach a height of 12"
- can spread to 10' wide or more
- shoots arch over with drooping tips
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