Botanical Name: Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'
Common Name: Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper  
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Water Saving Tip:

Replace turf with groundcovers, trees, and shrubs. If you have areas where no one uses the grass, patches that do not grow well, or a turf area too small to water without runoff, consider replacing the turf with water-efficient landscaping.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Blue Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type



Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese, Seascape, Woodland


Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Lawn, Parking Strip, Patio, Park, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Erosion Control, Filler, Topiary, Mass Planting, Lawn Substitute, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: J.J. Neilson Arboretum
  • Description

  • Notes

This attractive ground cover reaches 1' tall and 6' wide. It is very low, spreading, and mound-like -- resembling a natural bonsai. One of the best Junipers for small garden spaces! Dense evergreen foliage is blue green. This Juniper is great for erosion control, difficult hillsides and in coastal areas. This Juniper can be pruned into a topiary or used for Asian themed gardens. It's great in small spaces. It prefers full to part sun and needs occasional watering once it's established.
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