Juniperus procumbens 'Greenmound'

Japanese Garden Juniper

Tips for Homeowners:

Best to plant where it can grow to its full potential without pruning.  Important to clean tools before pruning to eliminate potential for insect and disease.

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Beautiful bright green-blue foliage with a trailing form that looks stunning when left to grow naturally.

  • Slightly mounding habit in the middle
  • Slow-growing, ground hugging
  • Blue-green foliage, somewhat picky

There are so many ways to use this shrub in the landscape! Ground cover, rock gardens, by house foundations, on slopes for erosion control, or in a group in large open areas.

Height: 6-8 in
Spread: 4-6 ft
Zone: 3-9
Color: Non-Flowering

Interesting Notes about Japanese Garden Juniper:

Junipers are popular evergreen shrubs and trees because there are many different shapes to fit many landscape uses, plus they are very resistant to deer damage. They tolerate heavy clay soils, pollution, and some dry periods once they're established. However they absolutely don't like being in a spot that stays wet. The young foliage is prickly but softens to the touch as it gets older. This ground cover type will hug the ground or it can be trained on a stake to grow as a topiary.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Ground Cover
  • Naturalizing
  • Great Foliage
  • Winter Interest
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rock Garden
  • Mass Planting
  • Evergreen
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Purple
  • Green
  • Blue


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Creeping/Ground Cover

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Winter
  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water