Juniperus procumbens Nana Cupressaceae
Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper ju-NIP-er-us pro-KUM-benz
- Conifer, evergreen, very low growing, 8-12 inches (20-30 cm) by 5 ft (1.5 m). This dwarf form develops into a compact mat with branches on top of others, spreading out into sprays. Leaves (needles) in whorls of 3, linear-lanceolate, spiny-pointed, 6-8 mm long. Foliage bluish-green, but may be slightly purplish in winter.
- Sun. Tolerant of many soils, thrives under adverse conditions. It is sometimes staked and grown as an attractive shrub with cascading branches.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Nana introduced from Japan in 1922, where species is native. The cultivar Bonin Islands is also sometimes known as Nana.
- procumbens: prostrate, low growing.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: north of Finley dorm, east of Pinus strobus