Junipers vary in size and shape from tall trees to columnar or low spreading shrubs
Junipers are coniferous plants in the genus Juniperus of the cypress family Cupressaceae. The needles of junipers are hard and sharp, making the juvenile foliage very prickly to handle but its also because of this that you can easily identify a juniperus conifer .
Juniper berries are a spice used in a wide variety of culinary dishes and best known for the primary flavoring in alcohol drink Gin.
Some junipers are given the common name "cedar," including Juniperus virginiana, the "red cedar"