Juniper Tree Gift

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Our Juniper tree gift is the perfect present for gin lovers! Berries from Juniper trees are an essential ingredient in gin making.

Juniper (Juniperus communis) is a slow-growing evergreen shrub that, in some regions, can reach heights of 9m (29ft).

Juniper is one of Britain’s few native conifers and it can reach heights up to 9 metres (29 feet).  Read more …

What’s in the box?

  • A tree (approx. 25 – 75cm tall) packaged in a jute drawstring bag
  • A gift card with your personal message
  • A tree label with the tree species info
  • A tree planting guide to show you how to give your tree a healthy start to its life.
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Description

Juniper (Juniperus communis) is a slow-growing evergreen shrub that, in some regions, can reach heights of 9m (29ft).

Juniper is one of Britain’s native conifers and occurs naturally in a variety of situations. In the south it grows on chalk downs, while in the north it grows on moorland and in Scotland it thrives on the acidic soils of pine forests.

The spikey blue-green needles are in groups of three, each has a white band on upper sides.

The berries are green in their first year and ripen to dark purple in the second year.

 

Useful info about Juniper trees

Latin NameJuniperus communis
TypeEvergreen
HeightCan grow up to 9 metres (29 feet)
Spread2.5 - 4 metres (8 - 15 feet)
Soil Types PreferredChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Locations SuitableBalconies, Farmland, Gardens, Patios
FlowersMay to June
FruitSeeds ripen in October

 

Characteristics

Juniper is a small, evergreen tree, growing up to 9 metres (29 ft).

The bark is thin and scaly brown.

The leaves are similar to pine needles, but flat and spikey and blue-green in colour.

When mature, Juniper trees grow green berries that turn dark purple the following year.

 

Further Information

Juniper is one of Britain's native conifers and occurs naturally in a variety of situations. In the south it grows on chalk downs, while in the north it grows on moorland and in Scotland it thrives on the acidic soils of pine forests.

The spikey blue-green needles are in groups of three, each has a white band on upper sides.

The berries are green in first year and ripen to dark purple in the second year.

 

Uses

The fruit of the Juniper tree is edible and is an essential ingredient of gin.

It is also used as a flavouring in sauerkraut, stuffings, vegetable patés, etc.

It has antiseptic, aromatherapy, aromatic, and diuretic properties.

DISCLAMER : Any uses for trees or tree extracts. whether edible or medicinal, have not been tried or tested by EFORESTS.CO.UK so please take caution and seek proper advice before attempting any recipes or medicinal extracts from any of the trees listed on our site.

 

Culture and Symbolism

Juniper trees are believed to represent protection and purification.

Some folklore and myths, such as in Welsh tradition, suggest that Juniper trees bring evil or even death to those who cut them down.

Want to dedicate a tree instead, and have it planted in a woodland in England, Scotland or Wales?

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