Miniature Garden Trees: Janit's Plant Picks, Set of 3, Hardy, Full Sun, Hedgehog Dwarf Spruce, Compressa Juniper, Intermedia Cypress
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Janit's Plant Picks, Set of 3 Hardy, Full Sun

This set of plants were chosen for their different growth shapes, matching colors and fun unique textures. The Squarrosa Intermedia, when sheared regularly, it stays into a tight ball (can be topiaried!) The Compressa Juniper keeps that lovely column shape as it grows. The Shimpaku - can't say enough good things about this tough little plant - the wonderful trunk and branching happens naturally as the tree grows up. 

All can be grown in a container or right in the garden bed. All love full sun but water them regularly for the first season when planted in the ground to make sure they are established, then they will be drought tolerant. 

  • Full sun
  • Regular water with well drained soil
  • AS A GROUP Zones 4 through 7, or cold hardy to -30F, some are hardier! 
  • If in a pot, let dry out to barely damp in between to avoid over watering
  • Shelter the pot from the extreme hot sun in late afternoon in the summer


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Individual plant details, from left to right in the photos:

Hedgehog Miniature White Spruce - Picea glauca 'Echiniformis'

The gray-blue-green foliage is a wonderful color and looks sharp with similar colors or pinks and reds too. A true miniature with a growth rate of less than 1" per year. Well behaved and fun to grow.

- Globe shape
- Growth rate less than 1" per year

- Hardy to -40 to -30F, Zones 3-8
- Heat hardy 6-1

- Full sun
- Comes in a 4" pot
- An outdoor plant



Miniature Juniper - Juniperus commnis 'Compressa'


A perfect anchor for the miniature garden. Durable, adaptable and dense, this great little tree is compact with blue-green foliage and upright column habit. Great in full sun and drought tolerant when established in the garden bed after one full year of care. Hardy to -40F!! 


  • Reliable, vertical accent that is well suited for containers or in-ground
  • A perfect anchor tree 
  • Prefers well-drained soil
  • Upright narrow


  • Growth rate is 2" to 3" per year
  • Cold zones 2-6 to -40F 
  • Heat zones 6 - 1


  • Full sun to part sun (needs at least 5 to 6 hours of direct sun)
  • Comes in a 4” pot
  • An outdoor plant


Intermediate Sawara Cypress - Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Squarrosa Intermedia' 

This Squarrosa Intermediate Cypress is an unexpected treat for the miniature garden. It is a little faster growing but it can be sheared to slow down the growth rate, or, leave it to grow into a miniature bush, and then trim it to keep it in shape.

In the full-sized garden this plant is used for topiary, when the whip-like branches are trimmed annually, it will fill in with compressed, soft foliage. If left alone, it will grow up like shown in the second picture, the tree on the left.

  • Wonderful blue-green color
  • New growth is softer
  • Upright broad shape
  • Growth rate: 6" to 12" per year 
  • Can be trimmed annually to slow down the growth rate
  • Cold hardy Zones 4-8 or to -30F
  • Heat Zones 8-1 but avoid extremes to be safe
  • Full Sun, watch the hot summer sun if in a container
  • Regular water if in a pot, let dry out to just damp in between
  • Comes in a 4" pot
  • An outdoor plant




Parcel post takes 7 to 10 days and puts a lot of stress on the trees during transit. We cannot guarantee any plants shipped this way - but it is your choice to make during checkout.

We recommend Priority Mail for a safe - and guaranteed - journey.

The shipping in this secure shopping cart is automatically calculated, all shipping charges are double-checked to ensure accuracy. If you have any questions regarding shipping costs or for anything else miniature garden, please don't hesitate to email Janit at or call 206-352-0494.

We can only ship plants to the lower 48 States and Alaska. We are certified by the USDA.

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Janit's Plant Picks, Set of 3, Hardy, Full Sun

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