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Japanese Garden Juniper

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A spreading groundcover-type juniper with glaucous blue-green foliage that arches gracefully at the tips; extremely adaptable, slow growing but eventually fills in a large area, one of the finest choices for a low-growing evergreen groundcover

Characteristics

Species:
chinensis
Average Landscape Height:
18 inches
Average Landscape Width:
8 feet
Genus:
Juniperus
Cultivar:
Procumbens
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Evergreen:
1
Plant Form:
spreading
Canopy:
closed
Growth Rate:
slow
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Summer Foliage Color:
sea green
Fall Color:
plum
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Japanese Garden Juniper is a dwarf conifer which is primarily valued in the garden for its broadly spreading habit of growth. It has attractive bluish-green evergreen foliage. The scale-like sprays of foliage are highly ornamental and turn plum purple in the fall, which persists throughout the winter. It produces blue berries from late spring to late winter.

Landscape Attributes

Japanese Garden Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

Planting & Growing

Japanese Garden Juniper will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub 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 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.

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