Common Juniper – Juniperus communis

$2.95

An easily grown plant that will succeed in any well draining soil.

Like the other Junipers, the Common Juniper is a great tree for the beginner bonsai enthusiast. Grown as a small or medium specimen, the tree can be easily styled, will respond well to pruning and not mind some neglect - stunning subject for carving techniques.  

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Like the other Junipers, the Common Juniper is a great tree for the beginner bonsai enthusiast. Grown as a small or medium specimen, the tree can be easily styled, will respond well to pruning and not mind some neglect - stunning subject for carving techniques.  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Any

Bonsai Size

Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants, Fragrant

In the Garden

Juniperus communis is a shrub or small coniferous evergreen tree, very variable and often a low spreading shrub, but occasionally reaching 10 m tall. It has needle-like leaves in whorls of three; the leaves are green, with a single white stomatal band on the inner surface. Male and female cones appear on separate plants. Ideal for smaller gardens owing to its relatively slow growth, the Juniper should be grown as a spreading shrub.

Propagation

The most geographically wide distribution of any tree, this species will grow well in all but the warmest parts of Australia. It is extremely drought tolerant and the branches have a wonderful aroma as you walk past.

Common Name:Common Juniper
Scientific Name:Juniperus communis
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 20
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Light
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm)
Tree Full Height:5-10m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants, Fragrant
Growing Information

In the Garden

Juniperus communis is a shrub or small coniferous evergreen tree, very variable and often a low spreading shrub, but occasionally reaching 10 m tall. It has needle-like leaves in whorls of three; the leaves are green, with a single white stomatal band on the inner surface. Male and female cones appear on separate plants. Ideal for smaller gardens owing to its relatively slow growth, the Juniper should be grown as a spreading shrub.

Propagation

The most geographically wide distribution of any tree, this species will grow well in all but the warmest parts of Australia. It is extremely drought tolerant and the branches have a wonderful aroma as you walk past.

Product Details
Common Name:Common Juniper
Scientific Name:Juniperus communis
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 20
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Light
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm)
Tree Full Height:5-10m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants, Fragrant