This is one of the best evergreens for hot weather and
poor dry soils. Shore juniper is an aggressive grower.
Red spider mites
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 juniper smoke gave protection
against contagious diseases, such as the plague and leprosy.
More recently, the American Indians believe that a 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.