Juniperus communis 'Compressa'
Common name: 
Compressa Common Juniper
Pronunciation: 
ju-NIP-er-us kom-MU-nis
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
Yes
  • Evergreen, dwarf form, very narrow, branches upright, slow growing, (2-3 cm per year), usually less than 30 inches (80 cm) tall, needles, awl-like, fine, 4-5 mm long, light green, white stomatal line above, dark green below; some say blue-green..
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 2     Origin unknown but cultivated before 1855.
  • Portland, Oregon: Elk Rock
  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden, Conifer Garden
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