Juniper, Juniperous Erecta – Plant
These evergreen conifers feature leaves that can either be like needles or scales, looks beautiful.
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There are more than 170 cultivated varieties of juniper, including low-growing ground cover or edging plants, shrubs and trees. The shapes include narrow columns, tight pyramids, and rounded forms that spread as wide as their height or more.
The fragrant foliage can be either needles or overlapping scales. Some shrubs have both types of foliage because the leaves start out as needles and transition to scales as they mature.
- Once planted, junipers require very little care.
- They tolerate hot, dry conditions quite well, and they often thrive in poor soil.
- They are also resistant to most pests and diseases.
- Junipers can occasionally be affected by fungal diseases, but these can be prevented by planting in well-draining soil, and taking care not to space your junipers too close together.
- Overcrowding leads to poor air circulation for inside branches, creating the perfect environment for funguses to grow.
- Most varieties of juniper require very little pruning, making them perfect for those who don t have a lot of time to spend on landscaping.
- For big impact with little care, juniper never disappoints
Juniper has medicinal value. Juniper has been used to treat a very wide range of ailments.If a major medicinal use could be identified, it would probably be its use as a tonic to maintain health. Hundreds of years ago, Europeans added Juniper to gin, and made a liqueur called Junivere from the berries. Many gins still have a minute amount of Juniper in it today. Medicinally.
Used as a general tonic for health. An antibiotic to treat wounds and sores. To avoid malaria, Kidney health, Liver health, Used as a diuretic, Gynecological health, Inflammations, Easing childbirth, Muscle spasms.