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Japanese Juniper Juniperus procumbens

Previously known as:

  • Juniperus chinensis var. procumbens
Phonetic Spelling
jew-NIP-er-us pro-KUM-benz
Description

It can be used as a groundcover; can be severely pruned. This plant is seldom damaged by deer and is moderately salt tolerant.  It has low, prostrate, ascending branches.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Kishiogima', 'Nana'
Tags:
#evergreen#salt tolerant#lawn alternative#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
'Kishiogima', 'Nana'
Tags:
#evergreen#salt tolerant#lawn alternative#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    procumbens
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    W. & S. Korea, S. Japan to Nansei-shoto
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
    Prostrate
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The blue-green foliage retains its color in winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt