Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific' / Blue Pacific Shore juniper

Juninperus conferta 'Blue Pacific' is a dwarf selection of Shore juniper with a low, trailing growth habit and soft feathery Blue-green foliage with gray berries. It is quite tolerant of shade, salt spray and wind. After 10 years of growth a mature specimen will measure 1 to 1.5 feet (30 - 45 cm) tall and 6 feet (2 m) wide, an average growth rate of 6 to 8 inches (15 - 20 cm), significantly more outward than up.

This cultivar was introduced to the nursery trade in 1972 by Monrovia Nursery, inc. California, USA. It is sometimes seen incorrectly listed under the cultivar name, 'Blue Shore.'

Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific' — a closeup of foliage detail.
Photo by Ken Copeland
Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific' in a private garden in Kansas, October 2006.
Photo by David Stegmaier
Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific' — a staked specimen Photographed by David Stegmaier in his Kansas garden, USA during October of 2006.
Photo by David Stegmaier



This species is so much prettier than other juniper for groundcover due to not being so woody. We have it on a hillside here, zone 9, and has spread really well over a 3 year perod, growing as much as 12 inches a year. It lays low maybe 6 " - 8" tall to the ground and is very plush.