JUNIPERUS SPP.– JUNIPER, SPP.
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Wide range of soil tolerance including poor soils.
Compressa’ is a dwarf, upright, narrow, cone-shaped form of common juniper. It is a very slow growing evergreen shrub (1-2” per year) which typically reaches only 2-3’ tall after 10 years. Owl-shaped dark blue-green foliage. Male and female flowers are on separate plants (dioecious). Female fruits (berry-like cones) of the species are used to flavor gin.
No serious insect or disease problems. Juniper blight can be a serious problem on many species of junipers, but is less frequently a problem on J. communis and its cultivars.
Narrow cone-shaped form and deep blue-green foliage of this dwarf juniper make this an interesting plant for small spaces in the landscape. Best incorporated into foundation plantings or rock gardens.