Juniperus communis - Common Juniper
Juniperus communis - Juniper is a small evergreen conifer that is native to the UK.
Small green needles with a prickly point. Juniper is dioecious so the male and female flowers grown on separate plants. Once pollinated by wind the female flowers develop into fleshy purple berries.
The berries are popular for flavouring gin but they are equally favoured birds who eat the berries. Juniper is also an important habitat for small mammals and nesting birds due the dense cover that it provides.