Microbiota is a coniferous shrub. It has a low and spreading crown. In 10 years the height of plant is 0.5 m and the width is 1.5-2 m. Foliage like small needles and scales, dark green. They are reddish-brown in autumn.
Full sun lover, but tolerates shady places. Soil and moisture requirements are low. Prefers cool and damp places, sandy or loamy soils. It grows slower on clay soils. It is frost-resistant.