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Shore Juniper
Scientific Name: Juniperus conferta Juniperus_conferta
Family: Cupressaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 3-9,11,14-24,26-28,31-34,39
USDA: 6-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Japan

Growth Habits: Evergreen, low spreading, dense, shrub, 12 to 18 inches tall (30-45 cm), up to 10 feet spread (3 m); bright bluish overlapping, awl-shaped green leaves, 0.24 to 1 inch (6-25 mm), 0.06 inch wide (1.5 mm), borne in 3s, foliage turns bronze green in winter

Watering Needs: Likes moist soil but is drought tolerant, needs good drainage, tolerates salt and coastal conditions

Propagation: Relatively easy by tip cuttings

  • ‘Blue Pacific’ - blue-green foliage color, 1 foot tall (30 cm), low trailing habit, more heat tolerant, foliage color changes less in winter.
  • 'Emerald Sea' - light green foliage, wide-spreading about 8 inches tall (20 cm), 8 feet spread (2.4 m), more salt tolerant, more cold hardy.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
Female plants have dark blue or bluish black subglobose berry-like cones, covered with a waxy bloom at maturity, 0.32 to 0.5 inch in diameter (8-12 mm).

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