University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Ornamentals

Shore Juniper (Juniperus conferta)

Foliage on juniper plants change as the plant matures. Juvenile foliage is sharp, pointed and prickly, while the adult form is softer and somewhat flattened. Shore juniper has needle-like foliage growing in whorls. It grows horizontally to 1-2 feet tall and is used as a ground cover.