Juniper plant, Juniperus communis, is an attractive landscaping plant, suiting high altitude or desert gardens. The ripe berries, or cones, are traditionally used to flavour gin, beer and schnapps. The berries are also used to flavour meats, pates, pickles, marinades, sauerkraut and potatoes. Fresh and dried leaves used to flavour fish. Aids digestion. Traditionally male and female trees need to be planted close to each other for berry set, however, with this selection male and female flowers appear on the same plant in the spring. Juniper plant is indigenous to the Northern hemisphere. Prefers acid, sandy soils in a open, sunny position. Drought and frost resistant. A perennial, evergreen conifer growing to 3m x 2m.
This plant is bi-sexual, with male and female flowers appearing on the same plant.