Juniperus conferta - Shore juniper
About fifty species of Juniper
are native to North America, Europe, Asia and north
Africa. Various species have been used for timber and flavorings. Gin is
flavored with the fleshy cones of juniper. Shore juniper is native to Japan.
Selections have been made by horticulturists for foliage color (green or
bluish) and compact growth. It is reported to be very salt tolerant.
See the compact cultivar ‘Blue Pacific’ at the entrance to parking lot 7.
The wild type is a spreading shrub about two feet tall. ‘Blue Pacific’ grows to only twelve inches tall.
Light: full sun to part sun
Water: best in a well-drained soil, drought tolerant
Soil: best in a well-drained soil, otherwise not particular