Junipers thrive in most soils but particularly in chalk. Plant in September, October or April.
Juniperus communis, 40 ft., too tall for most gardens.
J.c. compressa (Noah’s ark juniper), grows very slowly to 1 or 2 ft., a cone-shaped variety.
J.c. hibernica, 12 ft. eventually, a dark green specimen tree often seen on lawns or in formal gardens.
J. pfitzeriana, a prostrate form, which produces spreading, fan-shaped growths pendulous at the tips.
J. sabina tamariscifolia, a prostrate form.