• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 1 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide when grown in natural form.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Does not flower
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ju-NIP-er-us pro-KUM-benz NAH-na
    Plant type:Groundcover, Conifer
    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
    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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    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.