Juniper, Japanese (Juniperus procumbens)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Juniper, Japanese
Juniperus procumbens

Japanese Juniper
Japanese Juniper
Blue green, evergreen foliage. 
Full sun. Tolerant of a variety of soils except those that are wet. 
  • 'Green Mound'- 8 inches tall with light green foliage.
  • 'Nana'- Blue green foliage which turns slightly purplish in winter; 4" tall, mat-like.
  • 'Nana Californica'-similar to 'Nana', but with a deeper blue green color and 8" tall.
Mature Height
8-24 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone
4 - 8 
Bloom Color
Not of Interest
Bloom Season
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Phomopsis twig blight is common.
Additional Notes


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Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
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