Drew’s Blue Siberian Carpet Cypress (Microbiota decussata ‘Condrew’)
Drew's Blue Siberian Carpet Cypress
Tasteful, compact evergreens for partial shade are very rare, especially if you live somewhere cold (like the Canadian border), or at higher elevations. That’s why we’re so thrilled to offer the outstanding Drew’s Blue™ Siberian Carpet Cypress (Microbiota decussata ‘Condrew’ PP #20,298).
Choose this special selection to add value to your property; along with year-round structure, texture and inviting color. This is one tough plant!
But Drew’s Blue is also a fascinating study in contrasts. Its ferny-looking fronds are durable enough to take Siberian-style cold, poor soil and full sun without giving you any trouble.
Best of all? Drew’s Blue™ Siberian Carpet Cypress grows beautifully in partial shade.
Imagine a soft covering of lovely, blissfully low-maintenance blue-green slowly growing in shady glens on your property. Can you feel your blood pressure dropping?
These small, hard-working plants do what groundcover Junipers do…in partial shade. And they produce no “prickers” along their soft fronds, either.
They actually partner beautifully with Junipers in areas with a mix of sun conditions. Use both as edging plants in your garden beds to tie the look of your landscape together.
As you can imagine, Drew’s Blue is a cool-toned variety. It looks incredible with Hosta and other shade-loving perennials.
When the nights start to grow colder, the foliage burnishes with an attractive purple overcast for beautiful wintertime appeal.
Easy-care, fine-textured evergreens like Drew’s Blue™ Siberian Carpet Cypress are a genteel way to make the most of your landscape.
Gift yourself a lavish oasis in your backyard. Use a series of Drew’s Blue to fill in an ultra-modern patio planting.
Why “gild the lily” when you don’t have to? Rely on these lovely foliage plants as a mass planting in permanent beds.
Pop annuals or perennials that provide temporary color into exterior containers. You’ll get the best of both worlds, and can relax with your guests in high style.
For a solid fill, plant them twelve inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. Mulch between plants, taking care to keep it from touching the stems.
Line your walkways with a distinguished ribbon of soft texture. Add them in a long line to face your mature evergreen shrubs in your foundation planting.
Drew’s Blue is an excellent facer shrub to cover leggy bare stems of larger shrubs.
They pair beautifully with purple-foliage of Ninebark, Purple-Leaf Sand Cherry and even the Black Diamond series of Crape Myrtles in Zones 6 through 8.
For an Asian-inspired look, grow Drew’s Blue in large outdoor containers. Use it as a standalone “Thriller”, or as a “Filler” in those enormous containers you see used on commercial properties.
With urbane good looks, steel-blue foliage and a “never say die” attitude, Drew’s Blue is a small evergreen you can really count on.
Why not replace Boxwood borders around a Landscape Rose bed for an easy-peasy focal point? Be sure to snip sprays of that feathery, blue-green foliage to include in your cut flower arrangements!
This steadfast selection tolerates full sun, but also thrives in partial shade, as well. Provide at least four hours of sunlight a day.
The biggest care requirement is providing well-drained soils. It simply won’t tolerate “wet feet.”
Elevate your planting in a raised bed, or plant high in a mound of additional soil. Containers are also a great option if you see puddles that remain after rainfall in your preferred planting site.
Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis for both young plants, and those grown in containers. After the root system is well-established in your soil, it will become waterwise.
You’ll likely never have to prune these well-behaved plants. Unless, that is, you decide to snip a frond as greenery in your bouquets.
Rest easy with the beauty, charm and faithful performance of Drew’s Blue Siberian Carpet Cypress.
|Common name||Drew's Blue Siberian Carpet Cypress|
|Botanical name||Microbiota decussata 'Condrew'|
|Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Width||2 - 3 ft.|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Moisture||Medium, then Low|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|