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Common Name: Common Juniper

Species Name: Juniperus communis

Family Name: Cupressaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Asia
Sun Preference Full Sun
Susceptibility Juniper blight



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 12-foot diameter, 10-foot height
    • Leaves: Awl-shaped, tapering from base to a spiny point, spreading at wide angle from stem, whorls of 3 with distinct spaces



Soil Preference Adapted to most soil conditions
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone
Notes Very hardy; grows on the worst soils; may become yellow or brownish-green in winter; many different cultivars available with very different forms


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