Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper (Juniperus procumbens)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6-24 inches
Plant Spread: 10-15 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: conifer
Fruit: Other: cones not seen on cultivated plants
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Stolons and runners
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Dense growth. My favorite speading Juniper.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 25, 2019 11:44 AM

This Japgarden Juniper is commonly sold at Conventional nurseries for groundcover use in the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic, the Northeast, and the upper South of the USA.. Its foliage is gray-green and all the needles are awl-shaped in threes and the foliage is very spiny and prickly. It is nice to look at, but don't touch. It dies best in full sun and an open siting.

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