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Juniperus rigida subsp. conferta 'Blue Pacific' (Shore Juniper)

Shore Juniper 'Blue Pacific', Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific'


Juniperus rigida subsp. conferta 'Blue Pacific' (Shore Juniper) is a spreading, low-growing, evergreen shrub prized for its lovely, prickly foliage of green needles adorned with blue and silver overtones. Dense, the foliage retains its fantastic color all-year round and does not bronze in winter. This creeping Juniper bears attractive cones that are black and covered with a silver bloom. While low and trailing, it enjoys a light, airy habit in comparison to other ground-hugging junipers and its branches are fairly soft and flexible. Use this cultivar wherever a blue-green ground covering conifer is desired. Excellent choice for use along retaining walls, or anywhere it can be allowed to cascade down over the edges. Heat tolerant.

  • Grows up to 6-12 in. tall (15-30 cm) and eventually spreads to 4-6 ft. (120-180 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils including poor soils, dry soils and sandy soils. Intolerant of wet soils. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Perfect as a specimen shrub, foundation plant, for the rock gardens or massed to form a bushy groundcover. Great for banks and slopes for erosion control, or cascading over retaining walls.
  • Low maintenance, no pruning required but you may prune the stems selectively to control spread.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Native to Japan

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Juniperus - Junipers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs
Plant Family Juniperus - Junipers
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 6" – 1' (15cm – 30cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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