- Juniperus procumbens nana
- Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper
- Green Mound
This Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper was purchased from Frank’s Nursery in Cincinnati for $7.00. It was originally styled by Ben Oki in 1984 and was donated to the Krohn Conservatory by Bonsai Society member John Carroll in 2002.
It is a slant style. The pot is Japanese, oval, unglazed, brown in color and is 2 inches deep.
Juniperus procumbens is a species of shrub in the cypress family, native to Japan. This low-growing evergreen conifer is closely related to the Chinese juniper and is sometimes treated as a variety of it.
The status of Juniperus procumbens as a wild plant is disputed. Some authorities treat it as endemic to high mountains on Kyūshū and a few other islands off southern Japan, while others consider it native to the coasts of southern Japan and the southern and western coasts of Korea.
It can be susceptible to red spider mites and white fly. Treat with horticultural oil or malathion.