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Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'

Description

The Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper is a dwarf, evergreen, matting shrub that can grow up to 11⁄2' high and 3-4' wide. This plant needs full sun and open space. It is soil tolerant, thrives under adversity, is easily transplanted, and does not have many serious problems, although it is susceptible to blight and spider mites. This plant can become wide-spreading over time if space permits or will mound upon itself if space is limited. It grows up over obstacles such as low walls or rocks. This plant has a slow growth rate. It is useful as ground cover, in a border, in a rock garden, or in mass plantings.  This plant can be grown as a groundcover.  It is often grown for its foliage.

Quick ID Hints:

  • Stiff branches vary in length, tips are ascending
  • Awl shaped leaves are in whorls of 3 and are pointy
  • Leaves are bluish-green and turn slightly purplish in winter
  • Undersides of leaves have 2 white dots at the base
  • Plant is a dwarf, evergreen, matting shrub
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#evergreen#full sun#blue#green#slow growing#slow growth#dwarf#cpp#mounding#easy to transplant#spreading#deer resistant#fantz#evergreen shrub
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#evergreen#full sun#blue#green#slow growing#slow growth#dwarf#cpp#mounding#easy to transplant#spreading#deer resistant#fantz#evergreen shrub
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    procumbens
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Mounding
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are small, rigid, closely set, awl-shaped in whorls of 3. They are bluish-green in color, pointy, and slightly purplish in winter. The underside of leaves are bluish with 2 white dots at the leaf base. New growth is bright green.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Branches vary in length, are stiff, and the tips are ascending.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer