University of Rhode Island

Juniperus communis

Common Juniper

A slow-growing evergreen shrub with a sprawling habit, occasionally with a small upright tree form. Prickly foliage is gray-green to blue green in summer, somewhat more yellowish in winter. Reddish brown scaly bark. Full sun. Transplants easily. Tolerates sandy, dry infertile soils, wind, pH adaptable. Less heat tolerant than other junipers. Native to RI. 5-10' x 8-12'.

Image courtesy of Missouri Botanical Plantfinder

Image courtesy of Missouri Botanical Plantfinder

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