Juniperus californica


  • Juniperus californica

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 6 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 90 days, cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: Or, sow outside in spring for germination the following spring. 

If you're looking for a unique and hardy addition to your garden, the Juniperus californica, or California juniper, is a versatile and attractive shrub or small tree that thrives in a variety of habitats. Found primarily in California and extending into southern Nevada and Arizona, it grows at moderate altitudes of 750-1,600 meters. The bark is ashy gray and appears "shredded," while the foliage is bluish-gray and scale-like. The cones are berry-like and contain a single seed. This plant provides food and shelter for native wildlife and was used as a traditional Native American medicinal plant and a food source. Cultivated as an ornamental plant that tolerates alkali soils and provides erosion control, the California juniper is a popular species for bonsai as well.

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