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Products > Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific'
 
Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific' - Shore Juniper
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Cupressaceae (incl. Taxodiaceae) (Cypresses)
Origin: Japan (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Insignificant
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Height: 1 foot
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific' (Shore Juniper) - A low growing compact prostrate shrub to 4 to 12 inches tall by 6 to 10 feet wide with aromatic soft bluish half inch long needle-like leaves, three to a fascicle, that densely cover the trailing branches. These branches are initially greenish but darken to reddish brown. It can be planted in full sun to part shade in a moderately well drained soil. It is drought and heat tolerant with good salt tolerance so it also excels in first exposure coastal gardens. It is very hardy - to well below 0 degrees F and listed for use down to USDA Zones 5. This fast growing juniper is great used as an accent plant in a rock garden setting or as a large scale groundcover where it is nice paired with rocks and small boulders or as an edge along a walkway. The species is native to sandy coastal areas of Japan and Sakhalin Island in Russia. This is a selection was reportedly selected because it was dense, low growing with better blue coloration and tolerated colder temperatures we do not know who made or named this selection but we first noticed it listed in a 1980 Monrovia Nursery catalog and we have been growing it since 1987.  This information is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library and from reliable online sources. We also take into consideration observations of it in our nursery of crops, as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we have visited. We will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific'.