With its stately upright form this native plant adorns many nature in the United Kingdom. Originally called common juniper this faithful watchman keeps an eye on the heathlands while the test of time is shown in weathered trunks and decaying branches.
The juniper name is a corruption of the Latin Juniperus composed of ‘junior’ = ‘younger’ and ‘Parere’ = ‘appear’. This refers to the young fruits that already appear before the mature fruits have fallen.
When you purchase your Plants-of-the-World Juniperus, you will receive a bag of juniper berries, which you can use as a seasoning in all kinds of dishes.