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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Juniperus communis var. depressa

Ground Juniper, Mountain Juniper, Common Juniper

Scientific Name:

Juniperus communis var. depressa

Genus:

Juniperus

Species Epithet:

communis

Common Name:

Ground Juniper, Mountain Juniper, Common Juniper

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Cupressaceae (Cypress Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

In thin soil around rock outcrops on mountain summits and Piedmont monadnocks and rocky bluffs (in GA and NC), high elevation old fields (in VA), xeric Coastal Plain sandhills (in SC and VA). Rare in NC mountains and Piedmont.

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

State Status:

SC-V: Special Concern: Vulnerable (*Key)

Notes:

Global rank G5T5- globally secure subspecific taxon.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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