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Juniper (Juniperus communis)

Juniper berries are a popular addition to gin, liqueurs and sauces.
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£10.95

Juniper

Juniperus communis

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to current growing conditions this species may be shorter than we usually expect and fall outside of approximations given. 

One of only three conifer species native to the UK, common juniper is most often found as a low-growing, spreading shrub or small tree. Its berries are used in the flavouring of gin and have recently become a popular ingredient in liqueurs and sauces.

Juniper estimated full grown height:

Up to 10m

Value to wildlife:

Common juniper provides dense cover for small nesting birds such as the goldcrest and many species will eat its berries including the fieldfare, song thrush and mistle thrush. It is the food plant for caterpillars of many species of moth, including the juniper carpet moth, juniper pug and chestnut-coloured carpet.

Juniper preferred soil type or environmental conditions:

Prefers full sun and most soil types provided they are well drained.

UK and Ireland Sourced and Grown (UKISG):

Every sapling that we provide is UK and Ireland sourced and grown to minimise the risk of importing and spreading tree pests and diseases. Seeds are collected and stored in the UK and Ireland, and they are all coded and batched so that we can track each individual tree.

Learn more about juniper trees on our species information page.

*Juniper was previously unavailable on the Woodland Trust shop due to concerns about the spread of Phytophthora austrocedrae, a fungus-like organism that infects the plant via the roots and causes foliage to decline and eventually die. Restrictions on the sale of juniper are no longer in place as it is thought the disease cannot be transmitted by seed. With the species decreasing in both range and abundance across the UK, we are encouraging planting in a bid to address this decline.

The images in this product listing show the saplings bundled and wrapped. This plastic wrap is made from LDPE (low-density polyethylene) and is 100% recyclable, we encourage users to recycle them when you are ready to plant your trees.

Juniper

Juniperus communis

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to current growing conditions this species may be shorter than we usually expect and fall outside of approximations given. 

One of only three conifer species native to the UK, common juniper is most often found as a low-growing, spreading shrub or small tree. Its berries are used in the flavouring of gin and have recently become a popular ingredient in liqueurs and sauces.

Juniper estimated full grown height:

Up to 10m

Value to wildlife:

Common juniper provides dense cover for small nesting birds such as the goldcrest and many species will eat its berries including the fieldfare, song thrush and mistle thrush. It is the food plant for caterpillars of many species of moth, including the juniper carpet moth, juniper pug and chestnut-coloured carpet.

Juniper preferred soil type or environmental conditions:

Prefers full sun and most soil types provided they are well drained.

UK and Ireland Sourced and Grown (UKISG):

Every sapling that we provide is UK and Ireland sourced and grown to minimise the risk of importing and spreading tree pests and diseases. Seeds are collected and stored in the UK and Ireland, and they are all coded and batched so that we can track each individual tree.

Learn more about juniper trees on our species information page.

*Juniper was previously unavailable on the Woodland Trust shop due to concerns about the spread of Phytophthora austrocedrae, a fungus-like organism that infects the plant via the roots and causes foliage to decline and eventually die. Restrictions on the sale of juniper are no longer in place as it is thought the disease cannot be transmitted by seed. With the species decreasing in both range and abundance across the UK, we are encouraging planting in a bid to address this decline.

The images in this product listing show the saplings bundled and wrapped. This plastic wrap is made from LDPE (low-density polyethylene) and is 100% recyclable, we encourage users to recycle them when you are ready to plant your trees.

Planting information:

As a rough guide, trees are usually planted at around 2m intervals but please take into account the final size of the tree and be aware of buildings, services and other plants nearby to ensure that damage cannot occur from the roots and canopy as the tree grows.

Oct-Feb - This is the best time of year for planting trees and your sapling is dormant, as long as it is kept free from frost and wind as well as being kept moist and in light conditions then it will last a few weeks before planting.

Mar-Sept - Your sapling is growing fast and will need planting as soon as possible. Planting it immediately will ensure it does not dry out, lose nutrients etc.

Please note that you may require tree protection if your saplings will be at risk of damage from mammals such as rabbits or deer. Take a look at our available tree protection options.

On-going care requirements:

Once planted, your tree will need some care and attention for a few years; this will mainly be weeding around the base to reduce the competition for nutrients and ensuring your tree has enough water. For more information about caring for your trees, click here.

Delivery information: 

Please note that our saplings ship year-round and we are unable to hold or delay orders. Our standard delivery is within 10 working days.

Free delivery is available for all tree orders and your trees will be delivered within 10 working days. You will receive a cell grown sapling, ranging from approximately 15cm-60cm in height. Orders comprising of more than 900 trees may take longer than the standard 10-day delivery window.

Please be aware that depending upon the time of year you receive your sapling (particularly early spring) it may not look very perky upon arrival, please do not worry once it has been planted it should pick up quickly.

Please note that changes to regulations mean we are, unfortunately, currently unable to ship our trees to Northern Ireland. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you are purchasing more than one pack of trees or any of our tree accessories, they may be delivered separately to one another.

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