Western juniper


Photo of western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis)

Juniperus occidentalis

Pyramidal tree, crown growing rounded with age; 4-10m tall in maturity. Bark brown, fibrous, and furrowed. Leaves scaly, pale green; slightly denticulate margins; glandular on the upper side. Staminate cones ovoid; 3-5mm long; 12-16 stamens. Ovulate cones round, black with blueish powder; 7-8mm wide; fleshy but dry.

Knoke, Don. 2017. WTU Herbarium Image Collection - Burke Museum. University of Washington. Accessed 8 June 2017. http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Juniperus&Spe cies=occidentalis

Habitat Type Tolerance Invasive?
Desert foothills and lower mountains west of the Rocky Mountains. Full sun No