Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'
Common name: 
Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper
Pronunciation: 
ju-NIP-er-us pro-KUM-benz
Family: 
Cupressaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Conifer
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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
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    plant habit

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    plant habit, top of wall

  • plant habit, mounding plants

    plant habit, mounding plants

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    plant habit, sprawling plants

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    plant habit, single plant

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    plant habit, top view

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    branch, comparison