common juniper - Cupressaceae Juniperus communis


Common Namecommon juniper
iTree CodeJUCO6

Plant Form

FormShrub: low and spreading
Height5 feet
Spread10 feet

Identification Description

Foliageneedles, singly attached, tapering from base to sharp pointed tip, lasting 3-years, two white (stomatal) lines Leaf Type  Information Icon Awl
Barkred/brown in papery strips
Budsmall and naked Bud Arrangement Information Icon None
Twigslightly triangular, with ridges
Flowermale: (staminate) small, yellow, cylindrical; female: (ovulate)green
Fruitcones: bluish/black when ripe, often covered in a white-waxy bloom
Fall Colorblue green

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zones pH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min2a Min5.5 SoilModerate
Max6b Max8.0 SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
Intolerant High No

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. Native Yes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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