Fruit - raw or cooked
. The cones are about 8 - 10mm in diameter
A good low ground cover
, though plants take about 2 years to form effective cover
. Plants should be spaced about 90cm apart each way
There are no material uses listed for Juniperus conferta.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Juniperus conferta.
The seed requires a period of cold stratification. The seed has a hard seedcoat and can be very slow to germinate, requiring a cold period followed by a warm period and then another cold spell, each of 2 - 3 months duration
. Soaking the seed for 3 - 6 seconds in boiling water may speed up the germination process
. The seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Some might germinate in the following spring, though most will take another year. Another possibility is to harvest the seed 'green' (when the embryo has fully formed but before the seedcoat has hardened). The seedlings can be potted up into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Grow on in pots until large enough, then plant out in early summer. When stored dry, the seed can remain viable for several years
Cuttings of mature wood, 5 - 10cm with a heel, September/October in a cold frame. Plant out in the following autumn.
Layering in September/October. Takes 12 months
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Succeeds in hot, dry sandy soils and in maritime exposure
. Succeeds in most soils if they are well drained, preferring a neutral or slightly alkaline soil
. Succeeds in poor soils and tolerates light shade
Plants are not reliably hardy in the coldest areas of the country.
Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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Material uses & Functions
- Strong wind
- Maritime exposure
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