Juniper Trees | Juniperus

Juniper trees are known for their berries and often vary greatly in appearance. Our range of ornamental Juniper come in everything from upright trees to low growing bushes and in shades of blue, green and golden yellow. These varieties have been selected because they are small enough to be ideal for any sized garden and some are even suitable for being grown in a pot.

Choosing & Growing Juniper Trees

There are over 60 species of Juniperus varying greatly in shape. Upright or columnar Juniper trees are great for screening, narrower spaces and creating a focal point in any garden or landscaped area. Low spreading Juniper bushes won't reach much more than 1m in height and are perfect for growing in areas where ground cover is wanted or space is restricted (their width can easily be pruned).

With masses of awl-like or scale-like Conifer needles in a range of colours, Juniper add texture and colour to gardens. They are easy to grow, requiring little attention and many varieties can tolerate urban pollution or exposed positions. Juniper species originate from the Arctic right through to Africa and Central America, with most being tolerant to drought and disliking wet soil.

Interesting Facts About Juniper Trees

  • Juniperus is a genus of over 60 coniferous species found across the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Junipers are, alongside Yew, the only conifers to produce berries. Unlike Yew, Juniper berries can be used to flavour gin and are also used in medicine to treat digestive and respiratory problems.
  • The word "gin" is an abbreviation of the Dutch name for Juniper which is "Genever".
  • Juniper berries have been presented to new parents in celebration of the birth of a baby boy.
  • Female plants produce berry-like fleshy seed cones, whereas male Junipers will produce small pollen cones with a catkin-like appearance.
  • In some areas of the World, Juniper trees were thought to deter witches or the devil. Cuttings were traditionally hung on doorways on May Day and burnt on Halloween to ward off evil spirits.
  • Juniper wood, which is particularly aromatic, is often used for wood turning and carving.
  • When crushed, Juniper leaves smell like lemons or apples, depending on the variety. Oils for aromatherapy uses can be produced from steam distilling the leaves, berries and twigs of some varieties.

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  • Juniperus scopulorum 'Blue Arrow'
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  • Juniperus squamata 'Blue Carpet'
    £29.99 (ex VAT)
  • Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia' tree
    £29.99 (ex VAT)
  • Juniperus x pfitzeriana 'Carberry Gold' tree
    £29.99 (ex VAT)
  • Juniperus horizontalis 'Lime Glow' tree Evergreen
    £29.99 (ex VAT)
  • Juniperus chinensis 'Stricta' tree
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