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Juniperus procumbens 'Nana (tree form)'

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Dwarf Japanese garden Juniper (tree form) (Juniperus procumbens 'Nana (tree form)') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Dwarf Japanese garden Juniper (tree form)

Dwarf Japanese garden Juniper (tree form)

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Japgarden Juniper

Description:

A spectacular and dependable accent plant for sunny locations; long arching branches cascade downward; very adaptable; superb choice for the garden or containers

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Japanese garden Juniper (tree form) has attractive bluish-green foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn plum purple in fall. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Japanese garden Juniper (tree form) is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dwarf Japanese garden Juniper (tree form) is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Dwarf Japanese garden Juniper (tree form) will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Dwarf Japanese garden Juniper (tree form) is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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