These plants are cone-trees, so their foliage is made up of needle-like leaves. The Juniper grows erect, developing a short stem with a small crown, usually roundish. Juniper Is an evergreen; during spring, summer, autumn, winter iIt assumes a yellowgreen colouring; the adult specimens are small in size and reach 1 m high.
The Juniper should be preferably located in a place where it can have at least a few hours a day of direct solar light. These plants aren't afraid of the cold weather and can be grwon in the garden throughout the whole year.When the minimum temperatures are very low we can protec the more sensible brushes by covering their roots with dry leaves or straw.
Let's water abundantly, moistening the soil deeply with 1-2 buckets of water , but let's act only when the substratum is dry, leaving it dry even for 2-3 weeks before watering it. If we decide to grow a specimen of the Juniper in a container, we should remember that it will have slightly different needs compared to a specimen grown in the ground: we should pay more attention to its water and nutritional needs and check more often for possible development of parassites.
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there aren’t flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Locate in a soft soil with an accentuated drainage.
The Juniper is scented. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.