tree, shrub

Juniperus californica | California Juniper

Form and mature size is highly variable. Stems and branches are irregular, with an open, upright shrubby form most common. Can become a tree with time, up to 40 feet high and as wide, but requires more moisture and deep, loose soil for this to occur. Light blue berries follow flowers, turning reddish brown at maturity. Canopy coverage: 314 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 20F

Growth Rate: slow

Height: 20 feet high

Width: 20 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Season: spring

Wildlife: birds, butterflies