Plant Pick: Siberian cypress
WHY PLANT IT: Siberian cypress offers year-round interest. During the growing season, Siberian cypress is bright green, but with the onset of cold weather its foliage changes to earth-toned purple-brown.
Little pruning is needed to maintain its form. Hard pruning can ruin its lovely layered habit.
WHERE: Siberian cypress is among the few conifers that tolerate shade. It is also useful for slope plantings, growing vigorously and covering large areas.
Although it is not a true juniper or a true cypress, it has similar, scalelike needles.
It grows well in full sun to dappled shade and part shade. It needs a well-drained or sandy soil and will not tolerate waterlogged sites or clay.
SIZE: Siberian cypress grows to about 2-feet wide by 8-feet high at maturity.
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