shore juniper Cupressaceae Juniperus conferta Parl. Listen to the Latin symbol: JUCO12 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Evergreen, all leaves awl-shaped, sharp pointed, about 1/2 inch long, tips are well away from the stem, upper surface grooved with a bluish stomatal band, darker green below.
Flower: Species is dioecious; male cones yellow-brown, round, 1/5 inch across, females small and round.
Fruit: Cones, 1/3 to 1/2 inch across, dark blue to green, turning bluish-black.
Twig: Slender, initial green but turning reddish brown.
Bark: Stems never get very large, but eventually they become reddish brown and finely scaly.
Form: Typically very low to the ground and spreading, rarely over 1 foot in height.

Looks like: creeping juniper - Ibuki juniper - Chinese juniper - common juniper
leaf flower twig bark form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Juniperus conferta is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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