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JUNIPERUS

Commonly known as Juniper

Well-known for its essential oil and culinary use (gin - from the Dutch genever) as well as its ornamental use as a garden plant in many forms from trees to rockery subjects.

Genus of 50-60 species of coniferous, evergreen shrubs and tall trees from dry forests and hillsides throughout the northern hemisphere.

J. communis is the UK native, found on moors, chalk downland, birch and pinewoods. A possible subspecies, hemisphaerica, very rare and on the Lizard peninsula is being propagated.


  • Evergreen - trees and shrubs. Juvenile leaves usually needle-like, adult leaves scale-like.
  • Conifer - male and female cones are borne, usually, on separate plants.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade - light, dappled shade.
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - various species for specimen plants, rock gardens and ground cover.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, scale insects, webber moth caterpillars, twig blight, honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - northern hemishpere.
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil - - including chalky or sandy soils

Buy Varieties of JUNIPERUS

JUNIPERUS communis 'Compressa'  AWARD

JUNIPERUS communis 'Compressa'  >


Commonly known as: Common juniper, Noah's ark juniper.
Miniature pencil-shaped conifer ideal for rock gardens
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

JUNIPERUS communis 'Repanda'  AWARD

JUNIPERUS communis 'Repanda'  >


Commonly known as: Common juniper.
Green prostrate, good ground cover
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each

JUNIPERUS horizontalis 'Limeglow'

JUNIPERUS horizontalis 'Limeglow'  >


Commonly known as: Juniper .
Vibrant greenish-yellow foliage in spring turning through orange-yellow in autumn and bronze in winter
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

JUNIPERUS x media 'Carbery Gold'   AWARD

JUNIPERUS x media 'Carbery Gold'  >


Commonly known as: Juniper.
Low and dense habit, foliage a striking greenish-yellow
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

JUNIPERUS procumbens 'Nana'  AWARD

JUNIPERUS procumbens 'Nana'  >


Commonly known as: Bonin Island juniper.
Grey-green foliage. Forms a dense mat
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

JUNIPERUS scopulorum 'Skyrocket'

JUNIPERUS scopulorum 'Skyrocket'  >


Commonly known as: Rocky Mountain juniper.
Narrow columnar habit and striking blue grey colour
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

JUNIPERUS squamata 'Blue Carpet'  AWARD

JUNIPERUS squamata 'Blue Carpet'  >


Commonly known as: Flaky juniper, Scaly-leaved Nepal juniper.
Low growing spreading branches, blue grey foliage
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £30.00 

JUNIPERUS virginiana 'Blue Arrow'   AWARD

JUNIPERUS virginiana 'Blue Arrow'  >


Commonly known as: Eastern red cedar, Pencil juniper.
An even more striking habit and colour than 'Skyrocket'
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£14.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
also Large £37.50 each
Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2020 - Dispatch will take place mid to late autumn.

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