Juniper Tree

Cupressaceae Juniperus

Junipers belong to the cypress family, Cupressaceae. It's Scientific name is Cupressaceae Juniperus.


The Juniper, (pronounced JOO nuh puhr) is the common name of a group of evergreen schrubs and small trees of the cypess family. About sixty species (kinds) of junipers grow in many parts of the world. There are 13 species native to the United States. Juniper trees are often called cedars or redcedars. However, they are not the same as true cedars, which belong to the pine family.

(Click on the pictures to find out information about the leaves and bark of the juniper tree)

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