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Juniperus conferta

Common Name(s):
Shore juniper
Cultivar(s):
Blue Pacific
Categories:
Groundcover, Shrubs
Comment:

Creates dense mat when planted too close; plant 6' on center; not the best juniper; drought tolerant; can be grown as groundcover; insect and disease prone. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
1-2 ft.
Hardiness:
6 to 8
Foliage:
Bright apple-green color; 0.5 in. awl-shaped needles are crowded on the stem; whorls of three; prickly
Flower:
Grown for foliage; 0.3-0.5 in. glaucous purplish fruit
Zones:
6 to 9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun; prefers light, sandy soil with good drainage
Size:
Height 18 in.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Prostrate, mat-like shrub; spreading; very dense
Width:
4-5 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 306

Juniperus conferta 'blue pacific' Juniperus conferta 'blue pacific'
Javier Alejandro, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Juniperus conferta 'All-Gold' Juniperus conferta 'All-Gold'
F. D. Richards, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific' Leaves
Photo by Maggie, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0