Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper

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Classic Groundcover Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper

  • Soft Blue-Green Foliage Stays Evergreen
  • Natural Dwarf Stays Low and Spreads Wide
  • Highly Adaptable
  • Low Maintenance
  • Resilient
  • Bonsai Candidate
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant

If you're looking for a stylish, carefree polishing plant to use at ground level in your garden designs, this is it. Soften the edges of your garden beds with the charming Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper (Juniperus procumbens 'Nana').

Museums, libraries and parks across the country have relied on this hard-working creeper to create a cushiony transition from hardscape to mulched planting bed. Their horticulture teams count on the high performance of this time-tested, low-slung carpet of color.

Follow their lead for a poised presentation throughout the sunny parts of your landscape. Even beginning gardeners can successfully grow this engaging evergreen groundcover.

Gorgeous Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper is native to southern Japan. This choice is best known as the basis for Bonsai plants and small topiary sculptures.

Short needles grow on ground-hugging prostrate spreading branches. The steely blue-green hue delivers a sophisticated look on these spreading groundcover shrubs.

Over time, it develops into that perfectly classic evergreen groundcover. Achieve a high-end look with this soft evergreen that gently drapes over the ground like a year-round mantle of blue-green.

It tolerates drought, heat and humidity, pollution in urban settings, salty seashores, wind, and withstands even in the harshest winters. Even deer and rabbits tend to leave them alone!

Resilient Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper is well-known for its durable performance. This highly adaptable evergreen will win your heart and bring a refined, easy-care elegance to your plantings.

Order enough Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper to complete your project today. Designers love incorporating these outstanding groundcovers; and our limited inventory sells out quickly.

How to Use Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper in the Landscape

With a trailing nature, Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper looks exceptional as a single specimen in a potted container. Collect a series of them and keep in a tight trio on your balcony, deck or patio.

Decorate a collectors rock garden with several, and you'll generate a relaxing Zen style. Leverage their lush look to turn a dry open area into a showy garden feature.

It rarely needs pruning, especially if you plan for their full spread listed in the Plant Highlights.

Try them as an outstanding Bonsai specimen for a life-long passion project. Our expert growers take great pride in getting these lovely evergreens off to a wonderful start.

In the landscape, plant these low-maintenance spreaders along the edge of slopes and retaining walls. They'll soften the look, and keep your visitor's eyes moving through your space.

Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper makes a marvelous edger along the length of the driveway. They'll take about twenty minutes of your time each year, once established.

Grow several of them a cool-toned ribbon along your pool deck. Add a tall row of skinny Taylor Junipers on their north side to block out the rest of the world.

Use huge modern outdoor planters through the planting to add a welcome splash of color with columnar Purple Pillar Rose of Sharon as a long-lived "Thriller". Fill the edges with your favorite Potentilla from our extensive collection.

Enjoy the fun of planning your own private retreat. Don't forget to weave in this worldly choice at the ground level for a well-appointed visual effect.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give them a planting site in full sun. They need at least six hours of sunlight a day, but will happily take more.

Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper needs sharp drainage and prefers dry, sandy soil. Root rot may occur in wet, poorly drained soils; elevate your planting to improve your drainage, if needed.

Use Nature Hills Root Booster during planting to give your investment life-long support. Our growers swear by this time-tested formula.

Provide consistent moisture for the first season. Once the root system is established in your soil, this becomes a xeriscape plant.

Prune in early spring to contain the edges, if needed. Clip a few of the longest branches all the way back to the main stem.

Don't wait to install these showy plants to boost the look of your space. Order your Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Juniperus procumbens 'Nana'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 8 - 12 inches
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring