Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific'

Juniperus conferta (Blue Pacific Juniper)

Blue Pacific Juniper

Shore Juniper is valued for its low, spreading growth habit. This moderately slow growing ground cover will be 18 inches or less in height and can spread to about 8 feet. Fruits are rarely produced. The main feature of this ground cover is its soft, grey-green foliage.

Natural habitat is dry and windy with full sun exposure. It looks best in an open site with no shade during the day. This allows the foliage to dry quickly in the morning and helps prevent foliage disease from thinning the canopy. A well-drained soil is essential for good growth. Wet soil rots the roots and causes plant decline.

The plant tolerates poor soils but will suffer some winter injury in colder climates. Shore Juniper is often used as a ground cover to cover large areas close to the beach due to its tolerance to sea salt. Its adaptability to dry, sandy soil makes it worthy of consideration for use in erosion control. Plant on 3 to 5-foot centers to completely cover an area in 2 or 3 years.


Height
12-18 Inches

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Spread
6-8 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 6A to 10A

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Ground Cover
Exposure
Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Growth Rate
Fast
Habit
Creeping
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
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