Juniper: Dwarf Shore Latin Name: juniperus conferta ‘dwarf shore’
The Basics This popular evergreen maintains its dense, rich blue-green, scale-like foliage year-round. Its low-trailing, compact growth habit spreads 6-8 feet (18 inches tall). Best performs as large-scale groundcover, seashore planting, planter boxes, erosion control, and draped over walls.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; Tolerates shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers well-drained soil; Not tolerant of overly wet soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 5-9
The Care This easy-to-grow evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Prune once or twice a year around the edges in order to keep the middle of the plant full.