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Juniper

Juniperus spp.

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Juniper Overview

    The genus Juniperus contains 75 accepted species of coniferous evergreen shrubs and trees in the Cupressaceae family. They have a wide distribution in the Northern Hemisphere, ranging from arctic to tropical habitats. They can be tall trees or columnar, spreading or prostrate shrubs with aromatic scale-like or needle-like leaves and small spherical cones. Widely cultivated as garden and parkland ornamentals, these species are often bred for their variety of colours, shapes and forms.

    How to propagate Juniper

    Seed

    Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true).

    Cuttings

    Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

    Special features of Juniper

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Juniper

    Ground cover. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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