Juniperus conferta

Juniperus conferta

''Juniperus conferta'' is a species of juniper, native to Japan, where it grows on sand dunes. It is often treated as a variety or subspecies of ''Juniperus rigida''.
Juniperus conferta with new spring growth Native to Japan.

Shore Juniper is a dense, evergreen, low-spreading shrub. The aromatic, fine needled foliage grows thickly to cover soil and rocks and drapes itself elegantly over low walls. Australia,Cupressaceae,Flora,Geotagged,Juniperus conferta,Pinales,Shore Juniper,botany,plant,spring

Appearance

It forms a cover with a fresh green color reminiscent of lawn. The foliage is prickly, typical of many junipers. The plant can tolerate acidic and alkaline soils but requires good drainage.

Naming

Conferta is derived from Latin. "Con" meaning together and "ferta" meaning strong.

Uses

It is also often grown as bonsai.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionPinophyta
ClassPinopsida
OrderPinales
FamilyCupressaceae
GenusJuniperus
SpeciesJ. conferta
Photographed in
Australia