Common juniper

  • Latin name: Juniperus communis L.
  • French name: Génévrier commun
  • Taxonomic Serial Number: 194820
  • NA2 , C2
Description

Leaves

  • Leafy shoot (needle leaves) - common juniper

Form

  • Only needle leaves present
  • Jointed at the base, with a sharp spine-like tip, in whorls of 3

Length

  • 12–20 mm

Seed cones (mature)

  • Seed cone - common juniper

Timing

  • Ripen in third year

Tree form

Forest-grown

Trunk

  • North American form trunkless
  • Plant has many long branches near the ground, ends upturned

Habitat

Light tolerance

  • Full sun

Range

Across Canada

Insects and diseases

Insects and diseases that are found most frequently and/or that cause the most damage in our Canadian forests.

Photos
  • Common juniper
  • Common juniper
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