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
Parl.

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]

Etymology[edit]

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

Description[edit]

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.

Uses[edit]

It is also often grown as bonsai.

References[edit]

  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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