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Are junipers trees or bushes?

Junipers are evergreen coniferous plants with scaly leaves, but the height and presentation vary considerably among varieties. You'll find junipers that look like ground cover, shrubs or tall trees. Growing juniper trees or bushes is not difficult.

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Keeping this in view, what kind of plant is juniper?

juniper. juniper Any evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Juniperus, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Junipers have needle-like or scale-like leaves. The aromatic timber is used for making pencils, and the berry-like cones of common juniper for flavouring gin.

how do you identify a juniper? Identifying Common Junipers Some common junipers have spiny needle-like leaves that grow in whorls of three: The leaves are sharp-pointed and glossy green with a broad white band on the upper side. The adult tree shape is often narrowly columnar. Common juniper bark is red-brown and peels off in thin, vertical strips.

Similarly, it is asked, where do junipers grow best?

Ground Cover Junipers - They grow up to 1 1/2 feet tall. They are good for ground cover, border edging, rock gardens, and in containers on the balcony or deck. They are often grown on hills, and other where soil erosion is a problem. Dwarf Juniper - Grows up to 4 '.

Do juniper trees grow fast?

Juniperus virginiana, or the eastern red cedar, is a tall, attractive juniper tree that grows to heights of 50 feet or more. It is hardy in USDA zones 2 through 9 and has a moderate growth rate. It can grow to 20 feet, with widths of only 2 or 3 feet. This is a fast growing juniper that has fine, feathery blue foliage.

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