Juniper

Juniperus communis

profile iconJuniperus communis Haweswater
by Chris Cant (CC BY 2.0)
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profile iconJuniperus communis Haweswater
by Chris Cant (CC BY 2.0)
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Juniperus communis is an evergreen shrub with a variable growth habit, may be low and spreading, columnar or bushy in overall appearance. Foliage is aromatic and reduced to needle-like, grey-green leaves. This species is dioecious, thus individual plants either have male flowers or female flowers and both male and female specimens are required for this species to reproduce naturally. Flowers lead onto egg-shaped fruits which develop from green to black with time.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings

Semi-hardwood cuttings.

Special features

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Cupressaceae

Scent

Mild