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Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific'

Previously known as:

  • Juniperus chinensis 'Blue Pacific'
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jew-NIP-er-us kon-FER-tah BLEW pah-SIF-ik
Description

Blue Pacific Juniper is a low trailing, evergreen shrub that grows up to 1' high. This plant prefers full sun, is drought tolerant, is tolerant of sandy soils, and is highly salt tolerant. This plant is good in rock gardens, good as ground cover, good for mass plantings, and is good for erosion control. This plant has no serious pest or disease problems and is seldom damaged by deer. It is intolerant of wet soil and has a slow growth rate.  It will grow in a range of soil types provided they are well-drained.  It grows as a low, trailing, spreading shrub.

Quick ID Hints:

  • Plant is a low trailing, evergreen shrub.
  • Has awl-shaped leaves that are crowded, whorled in threes, and are less than an inch long.
  • Upperside of leaves have white glaucous bands and a deep groove.
  • Has yellowish-green stems.
  • Produces female cones that are berry-like, globular with a flat base, and are bluish to bluish-black in color.

More information on Juniperus conferta.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#blue#drought tolerant#green#yellow-green#slow growing#slow growth#salt tolerant#mass planting#erosion control#sandy soil#disease resistant#cpp#easy to transplant#pest resistant#sand soil#sand#deer resistant#globular#rock gardens#blue green leaves#sandy soil tolerant#ground cover#fantz#yellow stems
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#blue#drought tolerant#green#yellow-green#slow growing#slow growth#salt tolerant#mass planting#erosion control#sandy soil#disease resistant#cpp#easy to transplant#pest resistant#sand soil#sand#deer resistant#globular#rock gardens#blue green leaves#sandy soil tolerant#ground cover#fantz#yellow stems
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    conferta
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Very Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Fruit Type:
    Berry
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Produces female cones that are berry-like, globular with flat base, 1/3"-1/2" in size, and are bluish to bluish-black in color.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Soft
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are awl-shaped, crowded, whorled in threes, and are less than 1" long and 1/16" wide. They are ocean blue-green in color, are soft to slightly prickly to touch, are non-decurrent, and are compact spaces. The upper sides of leaves have white glaucous bands and a deep groove. Grown for the foliage.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems are yellowish-green in color. Primary stem lays along the ground with erect lateral branches bearing spreading secondary branches.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Drought
    Insect Pests
    Salt