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Juniperus procumbens 'Nana' (Garden Juniper)

Garden Juniper 'Nana', Japanese Garden Juniper 'Nana', Decumbent Juniper 'Nana'


Incredibly popular, Juniperus procumbens 'Nana' (Garden Juniper) is a compact mat-forming evergreen shrub with long trailing branches radiating in all directions. They are densely covered with prickly, blue-green needles, which keep their fantastic color in all seasons. Slow growing, this compact Juniper makes a wonderful dwarf groundcover and looks terrific in the rock garden or cascading over a wall. It creates a stunning and very classy look in the landscape.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its noteworthy qualities
  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall (15-30 cm) and 5-6 ft. wide (150-180 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils including poor soils, dry soils and sandy soils. Intolerant of wet soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Perfect as a groundcover, for the rock garden, banks and slopes for erosion control, foundation plantings.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Native to Japan.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Juniperus - Junipers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Juniperus - Junipers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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