Drew's Blue™ Siberian Carpet Cypress
Refined Drew's Blue™ Siberian Carpet Cypress
- Fine-Textured, Ferny Foliage is Soft to the Touch
- Densely Held Foliage Looks Lush
- Blue-Green Foliage Appears Delicate, But is Tough as Nails
- Spectacular Maroon Overcast in Winter
- Exceptionally Cold Hardy
- Compact, Spreading Mound
- Evergreen for Small Space Gardens
- Use in Borders or as Groundcover
- Drought Tolerant Once Root System is Established
- Valuable Xeriscape Plant
- Excellent Container Specimen
- Tolerant of Full Sun and Partial Shade
- Deer Tend to Leave it Alone
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. It's 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. Place your order today!
How to Use Drew's Blue™ Siberian Carpet Cypress in the 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!
#ProPlantTips for Care
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. Order yours today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Microbiota decussata 'Condrew'|
|Mature Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Moisture||Medium, then Low|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|