Microbiota decussata, Russian Arborvitae

Size: groundcover, 1' average height at maturity

Leaves: evergreen, in flattened sprays like Thuja, spreads outward and evenly in all directions, forming a soft-textured round pancake, about 1' high, 4-6' wide, needles mostly scale-like and appressed, bright green in summer, bronzy purple to brown in winter

Flowers: monoecious, inconspicuous

Fruit: single naked oval seed