Juniperus communis

Juniperus communis 'Compressa'

Juniperus communis ‘Compressa’


Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone'

Juniperus communis ‘Gold Cone’


Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone' in May

Juniperus communis ‘Gold Cone’


Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone' in June

Juniperus communis ‘Gold Cone’ in June


Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone' in August

Juniperus communis ‘Gold Cone’ in August


Juniperus communis 'Silver Streamers'

Juniperus communis ‘Silver Streamers’

(Revised 22 Jan 2014)
Juniperus communis (common name common juniper) is considered the ‘most common juniper’ in the world, but I do not understand why only a few of the ornamental cultivars are available in Canada.

Juniperus communis ‘Compressa’

This is a famous dwarf conifer with a narrow, upright conical form, and is very slow growing. It is an ideal element for use in garden bed composition among smaller plants particularly in a rockery.

Juniperus communis ‘Gold Cone’

Juniperus communis ‘Gold Cone’ has attractive light golden new growth in spring, turning to light grey green foliage for the rest of the seasons. I treasure all dwarf upright conifers because of their usefulness for garden bed composition, and Juniperus communis ‘Gold Cone’ is one of the best for my area. It is quite readily available here.

Juniperus communis ‘Kalebab’

Darren of Whistling Gardens helped me obtain this plant. It is supposed to have nice orange yellow foliage in winter. My plant is still very small.

Juniperus communis ‘Silver Streamers’

This is normally a prostrate ground cover juniper, but my plant is being trained to cascade from about 1 m height. It has bluish grey foliage. My plant is very weak, and suffered winter burns easily. So far it is a big disappointment and shows no ornamental attributes.

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