The Juniper is a genus of over 50 coniferous species found across the Northern Hemisphere, often varying greatly in appearance. We supply a stunning selection of ornamental Juniper conifers in a range of colours from bright blues and vibrant greens to creamy golden yellows, as well as a variety of shapes, from upright and columnar trees to low spreading, mound-forming shrubs. With their masses of awl-like or scale-like needles, our Juniper trees are great for screening, and perfect for creating a focal point in any garden or landscaped area.
Juniper trees for small gardens
All of the ornamental Juniper trees we supply are ideal for growing in small gardens and are even suitable for being grown in a pot or planter. Both the Blue Rocky Mountain Juniper and Chinese Juniper varieties, for example, will reach a decent height of 2.5m if left to their own devices but as they have columnar growth habits will only spread to 0.5m width so they are perfect candidates for being grown in narrower spaces. Our low spreading varieties such as the Carberry Gold and Lime Glow Juniper conifers won't reach much more than 1m in height and so again are great for growing in areas where space is restricted - their width can also quite easily be pruned, so keeping the trees narrow with little maintenance won't be a problem.
Juniper trees are almost unique amongst conifers as they are one of only two types of conifer (the other being Yew) that produce berries. Female plants produce berry-like fleshy seed cones, whereas male Junipers will produce small pollen cones with a catkin-like appearance. Juniper berries are usually a deep shade of violet when ripe and are commonly used to flavour gin. They're also used in medicine as they produce an oil which treats digestive and respiratory problems.
Interesting facts about Juniper trees