Juniperus communis

Juniperus communis
Juniperus communis

Plant type

ShrubsSmall tree

Common name
Ginepro comune


Family
Cupressaceae


Tag

    Habitus

  • Shrubs
  • Small tree

    Exposure

  • Half-shadow
  • Sun

    Leaf Persistance

  • Evergreen

    Crown Shape

  • Colonial

    Flower Colour

  • Non significant

    Flowering Period

  • 03-March

    Climatic Zone

  • 5

    Continent of Origin

  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Europa
  • Nord America

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Origin: Northern Hemisphere.

Botanical characteristics: It is an evergreen conifer with shrub-like or tree-like growth habit with straight branches. The leaves are linear, pointed, with a clear streak on the upper surface, they are arranged in three bluish green whorls. The fruit seems like an aromatic pseudo-berry , initially green and blue-violet when ripe.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It can be found on dry grazing lands and forests in the peninsula and in the Alps up to an altitude of 1500 mt It is able to adapt to any well drained soil, even dry and sandy.

Use: It is used individually or combined with other conifers in rocky gardens or in order to reforest the barren slopes.