- Needled evergreen
- USDA hardiness zones:
ëCompressa is a dwarf, upright, narrow, cone-shaped form of common juniper. It is a very slow growing evergreen shrub (1-2î per year) which typically reaches only 2-3 tall after 10 years. Awl-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.
- Full sun
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Wide range of soil tolerance including poor soils.
Size and growth:
- 2.0 to 3.0 feet
- 1.0 to 2.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
Edible fruit and Evergreen
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.
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.