Juniperus sp.

Juniper is one of only two conifers that are truely native to the UK. With narrow-leaved prickly foliage, there are many forms. These range from large to small, groundcover to narrowly upright. They range in colour too from grey/blue to apple green and yellow.

The Irish juniper – ‘Hibernica’

Juniperus repanda will ‘flow’ over a wall.

Juniperus horizontalis ‘Limeglow’ covers the soil like a carpet.

This yellow ‘Pfitzer’ Juniper is called ‘Carberry Gold’. Pfitzers get quite big and have semi-upright growth.

…. and this one is well named as ‘Skyrocket’

Whichever Juniper you go for, they all have prickly foliage, and although they are conifers, they produce berries – used as you may already know for flavouring Gin.