How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Juniper foliage
Foliage of Juniper

Juniper—Juniperus spp.
Family Cupressaceae (Cypress family)

Plant Identification

Juniperus spp. are coniferous evergreen groundcovers, shrubs, or trees. Size varies by species and variety.

Optimum conditions for growth

Junipers can be grown in all climatic zones. They do best in full sun to partial shade. Little water is required on the coast; inland plantings require some summer water. Junipers do well in most soils, but will not tolerate heavy soils if they remain wet. Avoid planting next to lawn sprinklers.


Pests and disorders of Juniperus spp.



Environmental disorders



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