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Juniperus grandis

Juniperus grandis R.P. Adams

Grand Juniper, Sierra Juniper, Western Juniper

Cupressaceae (Cypress family)

Synonym(s): Juniperus occidentalis ssp. australis, Juniperus occidentalis var. australis

USDA Symbol: JUGR7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Up to about 100 feet tall.
Fruit: Though technically incorrect, the seed cones are often referred to as berries.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue , Black
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Seed cones bluish-black, maturing in 2 years.


Native Habitat: Exposed, dry, rocky slopes, flats, forest, pinyon/juniper woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley

Additional resources

USDA: Find Juniperus grandis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Juniperus grandis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Juniperus grandis


Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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