Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Juniperus phoenicea  Phoenician Juniper
Family Cupressaceae
Genus Juniperus  [ju-NIP-er-us]  old L. name
Species phoenicea   
Properties shrub
Juniperus phoenicea, the Phoenicean juniper or ArĂ¢r, is a juniper found throughout the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal east to Italy, Turkey and Egypt, south on the mountains of Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, and in western Saudi Arabia near the Red Sea, and also on Madeira and the Canary Islands. It mostly grows at low altitudes close to the coast, but reaches 2,400 metres (7,900 ft) altitude in the south of its range in the Atlas Mountains. It is the vegetable symbol of the island of El Hierro.
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