Juniperus  Cupressacea   Juniper
Description: Junipers are numbered in legions.  There are about 60 species of these evergreen shrub and trees.  Junipers are evergreen coniferous ranging in size and growth habits.  Shrubs can be bushy and dense while prostrate alpines spread out in an abundance of ground cover.  Trees can be columnar to conical.  J. procumbens or the Japgarden Juniper is a dwarf procumbent   species.  It has long, stiff, tightly packed branches that form carpets up to 1 ft high and 6 ft across..

J. procumbens (Japgarden Juniper)

Dwarf Jap Garden

Foliage: Usually pointed "awl-like" juvenile plant leaves ( actually much more like drawing pens)  changing to scalelike and crowded clinging closely to the stem in most adult plants.  Color ranges from green and yellow to steel blue and gray.  J. procumbens or the Japgarden Juniper has awl-shaped glaucous green, sharp pointed leaves.
Misc. info: The excellent ground covers come from prostrate varieties.   J. procumbens or the Japgarden Juniper is a very good groundcover for sunny open locations.

Height: same as species

Spread: as species

Zone: 2-9

Site: Most suitable for alkaline soils although very adaptable to well-drained soil situations. 

J. prc. Dwf Jap Garden:   Green leaves, procumbent form, with dense stiff branches.