Juniperus procumbens
Common name: 
Japanese Garden Juniper
Bonin Island Juniper
Ibuki Juniper
Pronunciation: 
ju-NIP-er-us pro-KUM-benz
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Conifer, evergreen, spreading, low growing shrub or ground cover, 20-30 inches (50-75 cm) high and 6 ft wide (1.8 m) wide, branches stiff and turned upward at the ends.  Leaves (needles) in whorls of 3, linear-lanceolate, spiny-pointed, 6-8 mm long, concave with a green midrib, otherwise bluish with 2 white spots near base.  Fruit globose, 8-9 mm thick, usually with 3 seeds.
  • Sun.  Tolerant of many soils.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4   Native to the mountains of Japan.
  • A few cultivars, including:
    • ‘Bonni Isles’  -  mat forming habit, similar to ‘Nana’.
    • ‘Greenmound’  (‘Green Mound’) -  low mat, about 8 inches (20 cm) high, light green foliage.
    • ‘Nana’  -  dwarf form develops into a compact mat with curved branches on top of others, spreading out into sprays, short needles, poplular.
    • ‘Variegated’  -  blue-green foliage streaked in gold.
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  • Juniperus procumbens

    Juniperus procumbens