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Juniperus communis

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)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








20 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Juniper Overview

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.

Common problems with Juniper

How to propagate Juniper



Semi-hardwood cuttings.

Special features of Juniper

Attracts bees

Attractive fruits

Other uses of Juniper

Banks, specimen Year-round interest.

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