Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper Shrubs for Sale Online
Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper (Juniper procumbens Nana) is a thick mound of low-growing branches that radiate from the center of the plant and create a dense evergreen groundcover. Vivid green new growth turns a delightful blue-green as it matures. Makes an easy to care for heat-tolerant evergreen groundcover.
About Your Juniper procumbens Nana
Using Juniper procumbens Nana as an evergreen groundcover
Juniper procumbens Nana is a thick mound of low level branches that radiate from the center. Vivid green new growth turns a delightful blue-green as it matures. Winter color has a purple hue to it. A wonderful evergreen for a group planting over a ledge, or trained into an upright staked specimen. Blue Pacific Juniper is a low spreading groundcover, mass plant as a groundcover or use as a single specimen. Dense blue-green foliage gives this selection a unique appearance and is best when not pruned, but left in its natural form. A notably heat tolerant variety.
|Mature Height:||8 to 12 inches|
|Mature Width:||5 to 6 feet|
|Classification:||Evergreen groundcover shrub|
|Flower Color:||Non flowering|
|Foliage:||Dense Blue-Green Foliage|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||A truly deer proof shrub|
How to Care for Juniper procumbens Nana
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Juniper procumbens Nana plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil for Juniper procumbens Nana because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Juniper procumbens Nana to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.