Juniperus communis L.

Common Juniper

Suecica Group

Suecica Group

Family: Cupressaceae

Genus: Juniperus

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 2 to 7

Size: 5 to 10' tall but varies widely by cultivar

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun


Green to gray to blue-green leaves, awl-shpaed with a spiny point. Does not do well in the heat of the south.


'Suecica' (also Suecica Group) - bluish green leaves, dense upright habit, Dirr says it does not do well in the US.


Published in Sp. Pl. 2: 1040 in 1753.

Native to northern Africa, temperate Asia including China, Japan and Russia, Nepal and Pakistan, northern, easter and middle Europe, Canada and the US.


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