Junipers. Very little trimming is needed if you choose a plant of the right size and shape to fill the allotted space. Junipers are coniferous trees and shrubs in the genus juniperus d u n p er e s of the cypress family cupressaceaedepending on taxonomic viewpoint between 50 and 67 species of junipers are widely distributed throughout the northern hemisphere from the arctic south to tropical africa from ziarat pakistan east to eastern tibet in the old world and in the mountains of. Whether you are looking for a steely blue groundcover or a tall tree for a privacy hedge junipers fill the job. There are many varieties of juniper but juniperus communis is the most common in north.
The variety available means there is a juniper for almost any garden. Junipers take about any kind of soil as long as it is well drained. Full sun is the rule. The junipers include roughly 60 different species of trees and shrubs in the juniperus genus within the cypress cupressaceae family of plantsalthough come junipers use the work cedar in their common names these plants are not members of the cedrus genus.
Wet soil causes root rot and death. Several species are cultivated and juniper cones known as berries are used to flavor gin and other beverages. The plants are found throughout the northern hemisphere. Overview information juniper is a tree that grows wild in some parts of europe north america and asia.
The leaves of these evergreen conifers usually take the form of flattened scales in the mature plants though they may be needle like in.