An excellent groundcover that is relatively fast
growing. Young plants do not grown out evenly, but will fill
in after two growing seasons. Landscape uses range from
groundcovers to trees.
Not all of the species and cultivars are suited for the Central
Florida climate. When purchasing, inquire if the plant has
been tested for this climate.
In the middle ages people thought that juniper smoke
gave protection against contagious diseases, such as the plague
and leprosy. More recently, the American Indians believe
that the tea of juniper twigs cured stomach aches and colds.
Modern use of Juniper is as an ornamental plant and using the
berries to flavor gin.