Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Reaches 1 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide when grown in natural form.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Does not flower
Botanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us pro-KUM-benz NAH-na
Plant type:Groundcover, Conifer
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Reaches 1 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide when grown in natural form.
Foliage color:Blue-green
Blooms:Does not flower
Garden styleAsian/Zen
Design IdeasThis is probably the best bonsai-style Juniper for Asian gardens or for small topiary. Super tight foliage and lovely blue-green tint makes a neat mound. Perfect with rocks and in rock gardens or around natural rocky water features. Because it is available in so many preshaped forms, you can choose one for a formal setting, another for true bonsai and a third for a courtyard specimen with multiple branches. Highly recommended for tiny city gardens; if there's room for only one Juniper, let it be this one.
Companion PlantsA standard for any Asian inspired garden. Whether in bonsai form or used as an accent or groundcover amongst stones, pair this plant with bamboo, purple leaf Barberry, Flowering Quince, Heavenly Bamboo, Japanese Maple, and Azalea.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
J. procumbens is native to southern Japan. Its exact origin is still under dispute. It is believed to be wild to either the mountain areas of the Japanese island of Kyushu, or the coastal regions of southern Japan and Korea. The 'Nana' culitivar is probably the most widely grown ornamental and is commonly used in bonsai.