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Juniperus communis (Common juniper)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
4m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Juniperus communis

Other names: Common juniper, Juniper, Juniperus intermedia

Genus: Juniperus Juniperus

Species: J. communis - J. communis is a slow-growing conifer forming dense foliage and insignificant yellow flowers, followed by berries. Does not scorch even in hot dry sunny situations.


Juniperus communis is: Evergreen

Foliage: Grey-green in All seasons

Habit: Broadly columnar, Spreading

Toxicity: Foliage may cause skin irritation.

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Caterpillars , Juniper scale Aphids , Caterpillars , Juniper scale

Specific diseases: Canker Canker

General care

Pruning: Little to no pruning required.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Juniperus communis (Common juniper) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution

Cultivation: Plant in any well-drained soil. Can tolerate hot sunny sites.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Juniperus communis

Other names: Common juniper, Juniper, Juniperus intermedia

Genus: Juniperus Juniperus

Species: J. communis - J. communis is a slow-growing conifer forming dense foliage and insignificant yellow flowers, followed by berries. Does not scorch even in hot dry sunny situations.


Juniperus communis is: Evergreen

Foliage: Grey-green in All seasons

Habit: Broadly columnar, Spreading

Toxicity: Foliage may cause skin irritation.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Caterpillars , Juniper scale

Specific diseases: Canker

General care

Pruning: Little to no pruning required.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Juniperus communis (Common juniper) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution

Cultivation: Plant in any well-drained soil. Can tolerate hot sunny sites.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Where to plant my Juniper trees

The note that came with my juniper trees was A small tree from 2-3m high which makes an excellent evergreen hardy hedge with blue berries for flavouring gin or in pickles, chutney and marinades. It is supposed to be a Juniperus Communis according to the note, but your shoot says that it can grow to 10m tall!!! Do I have the same tree? I was actually hoping to plant it in a bedding in front of a house and keep it small through pruning - but am not sure if that is the best way to go? Any advice? How would I know if I have male or female trees and is it a problem if they are both the same and/or not planted together?...

My Juniper is too big - help!

I have a dwarf Juniper with a flat topped habit which is far too big for its position and is now overhanging my pond too much. It's about 6ft tall and 10ft wide and the trunk is around 1ft in diameter. Can I prune it? and if so, how? Last year I took some of the top growth away (which was growing vertically) but I want to get rid of some of the width and I'm afraid I'm going to ruin its overall shape.

Any suggestions please?...

Juniperus communis

The juniper is unisexual: male and female flowers grow on separate trees. The male flowers are small yellow cones, but the female flowers are green, ripening into green berries in the first year, then turning dark purple in the second. When fully ripe the berries are used for flavouring meat and gin....
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