General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10a
Plant Height: 12 inches to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 8 feet to 10 feet spread
Leaves: Evergreen
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Shore Juniper
  • Blue Pacifica Juniper
  • Japanese Shore Juniper
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Juniperus rigida subsp. conferta
  • Synonym: Juniperus conferta

  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Jan 20, 2013 8:15 AM concerning plant:
    Shore Juniper is a slow growing, low maintenance ground cover with aromatic gray-green to bluish-green foliage that thrives in both alkaline and acidic soils. Because of its high salt tolerance, it is a popular landscape plant in beachside and shore gardens. The approximately half-inch-long needle-like leaves are soft but sharp tipped. The plant attains about 12 to 18 inches in height and spreads to cover an area 8 to 10 feet wide. Shore Juniper prefers full sun; it will do well in partial shade but won't grow as dense in shady locations. This plant prefers well-draining, dry, sandy soil and once established is extremely drought tolerant. Shore Juniper not only makes a nice ground cover but looks especially nice cascading over the edge of a wall or a container planting.

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