Juniperus communis 'Compressa'
Compressa Common Juniper
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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