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Shore Juniper Juniperus conferta

Previously known as:

  • Juniperus rigida var. conferta
Phonetic Spelling
jew-NIP-er-us kon-FARE-tah
Description

Creates dense mat when planted too close; plant 6' on center; drought tolerant; can be grown as groundcover; can be insect and disease prone in some situations. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#lawn alternative
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#lawn alternative
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    conferta
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Prostrate
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Fruit Description:
    .3-.5" glaucous purplish fruit.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Bright apple-green color, .5" awl-shaped needles are crowded on the stem. Whorls of three, prickly.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No