Also known as
Common Juniper, Dwarf Juniper, Malchangel, Ground Juniper, Canadian juniper, Irish juniper, Noah's ark juniper
Juniperus communis var depressa 5 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)
20 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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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. Commonly known by the names Juniper, Common Juniper and Dwarf Juniper, amongst others. 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.
How to propagate Juniper
Special features of Juniper
Other uses of Juniper
Banks, specimen Year-round interest.
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