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PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF JUNIPER PLANT




  • Size: these are average or common sizes; many specimens can get significantly taller under ideal conditions and with advanced age

    • Common Juniper (Juniperus communis) – 30 feet (9 meters) tall and 13 feet (4 meters) wide
    • Alligator Juniper (Juniperus deppeana) – 60 feet (18 meters) tall
    • Syrian Juniper (Juniperus drupacea) – 50 feet (15 meters) tall and 6 feet (2 meters) wide
    • Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis) – 3 feet (1 meter) tall and 9 feet (3 meters) wide
    • One-Seed Juniper (Juniperus monosperma) – 60 feet (18 meters) tall
    • Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) – 60 feet (18 meters) tall
    • Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) – 32 feet (10 meters) tall and 13 feet (4 meters) wide
    • Eastern Juniper or Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana): typically 16-66 feet (5-20 meters) tall and 26 feet (8 meters) wide, but can get to 90 feet (27 meters) tall

    Roots: Juniperus species can grow deep root systems, often with a tap root. If a deep root system does develop, it will develop a shallower lateral root system as well.
    Growth Rate: Slow to Medium

    There are a variety of shapes and sizes of Junipers
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