Blue Pacific Shore Juniper
Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ju-NIP-er-us kon-FER-ta|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 1 ft. tall, spreading 6 to 7 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Blue tinted Juniper are the most reliable plants for the excessive heat and drought of Southwestern low desert communities. Thrives in seacoast conditions or wherever the soil is thin. Use on slopes for coverage or erosion control, allow it to drape off retaining walls or cover unsightly transition zones at the edges of paving. A good source for dune stabilization. This plant's tolerance of extreme reflected heat makes it a good choice for near walkways and drives. Deer tend to avoid this plant.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Carefree Groundcover|
Highly adaptable and easy to grow in most well-drained soils; avoid overly wet conditions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Space 5 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9