Common Juniper

Juniperus communis

In areas of New England, this native species can be found growing up to 50 feet tall. Its scaly bark easily shreds. Its young cones are reddish but ripen to a bluish-black color. It is also called Mountain Juniper, Dwarf Juniper, or Ground Juniper. Some common junipers can live up to 170 years.
Longevity:
Long lived
Presence in US:
AK AZ CA CO CT ID IN IA IL ME MA MI MN MT NV NJ NM NY NC ND NE OH OR PA RI SC SD UT VA VT WA WI WV WY
Presence in Canada:
AB BC MB NB NL NT NS NU ON PE QC SK YT