The World of Plants

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Juniperus

General description: Junipers vary in size and shape from tall trees, 20–40 m tall, to columnar or low spreading shrubs with long trailing branches. They are evergreen with needle-like and/or scale-like leaves.
They can be either monoecious or dioecious.

Common name: Juniper

Family: Cupressaceae

Height: 0.5 m. to 40  m

Aspect: sunny or partial shade

Soil requirements:

Why we use in horticulture: the low-spreading species are excellent evergreen ground cover, with green or silver foliage, depending on the species (e.g. Juniperus squamata

Notes: Juniper berries are a spice used in a wide variety of culinary dishes and best known for the primary flavoring in gin


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December 21, 2010 Posted by | Juniperus, TREES (CONIFERS) | Leave a comment