Juniper trees are known for their berries, which are sometimes used as spices or for essential oils. Juniper are all evergreen but vary greatly in appearance, from upright trees to low growing bushes available in various colours. The varieties here are all small enough to suit any size of garden, with some even being suitable to grow in a pot.
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).
They add texture and colour to gardens with their awl-like or scale-like conifer needles that stay on the tree year-round and come in varying shades of blue, green and golden yellow. Berries are typically blue but do vary between varieties.
Juniperus 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.