Juniperus conferta

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Juniperus conferta
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Cupressaceae
Genus: Juniperus
Species: J. conferta
Binomial name
Juniperus conferta

Juniperus conferta (shore juniper) 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.[1][2][3]


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


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.


It is also often grown as bonsai.


  1. ^ Farjon, A. (2005). Monograph of Cupressaceae and Sciadopitys. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ISBN 1-84246-068-4
  2. ^ Adams, R. P. (2004). Junipers of the World. Trafford. ISBN 1-4120-4250-X
  3. ^ The Plant List, retrieved 27 February 2017 

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