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Common Juniper
Juniperus communis
Common Juniper form
Size:
Size: small
Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Hardiness Zone: 2 - 6 
Mature Height: 5-10 Feet
Mature Width: 8-15 Feet
Features: Evergreen foliage; some cultivars have colored foliage.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soil is best, but tolerates dry sites; tolerates alkaline soil.
Cultivars: Check local nurseries for cultivars available in your area.
Mature Form: Broad spreading
Native To: United States, Asia and Europe
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Tolerance: SaltSalt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Border
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
Variegated
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: As with other species of juniper, there are numerous cultivars available and they vary widely in their characteristics.

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