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Products > Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'
Juniperus procumbens 'Nana' - Japanese Garden Juniper
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Cupressaceae (incl. Taxodiaceae) (Cypresses)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Insignificant
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: 1 foot
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Juniperus procumbens 'Nana' (Japanese Garden Juniper) - This is a slow growing evergreen groundcover with blue-green foliage. Grows to 6 inches tall with a 4-5 foot spread. Branches radiate from the center in all directions. It can be planted in full sun to part shade and is drought tolerant. It is very hardy - to below 0 degrees F. This neat and beautiful juniper makes a great groundcover and is often used in bonsai. Some list the native range of this plant as endemic to high mountains on Kyushu and a few other islands of southern Japan, while others consider it native to the coast also to southern and western coasts of Korea. It is a closely related species to the Chinese Juniper, Juniperus chinensis, and is sometimes treated as a variety of it. The junipers are widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere with the genus name an old Latin name used by Virgil and Pliny with the specific epithet epithet meaning "prostrate".  The information that is presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations we have made of it in the nursery's garden and in other gardens we have visited, as well how it performs in our nursery crops out in the field. We incorporate comments that we receive from others as well and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they know of cultural information that would aid others in growing  Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'.