A Branch Of Junpier With Berries In Different Ripening Stages

Updated: Jan. 26, 2023

3 Common juniper
JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS, ZONES 2 TO 7
This conifer’s berries are actually tiny, scale-covered blue cones. Citrusy and slightly bitter, they are used to flavor gin and some types of beer. Sun-loving common juniper grows up to 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide and features needlelike, fragrant leaves. Some junipers are poisonous, so research your plant before picking.
Add it to: Gin fizzes, gin and tonic cocktails, champagne, tea, or lemonade.

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