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California Juniper
Juniperus californica

california juniper

Juniperus californica
Large shrub or tree from 5 to 40 feet tall.
Generally as a shrub on the desert slopes.

Shape/Size
Large shrub or tree from 5 to 40 feet tall. Generally as a shrub on the desert slopes.

Leaves
Dark green, scale-like leaves.

Flower/Fruit 
Colorful blue-gray berry in early spring matures to red brown in late summer.

Range
Desert slopes up to 5,000 feet.

Flammability - High
Due to presence of flammable resins, dead material buildup and dense vertical structure.

Maintenance
Due to urbanization, this species is being removed in great numbers. All attempts should be made to save these highly valued habitat and soil stabilizing shrubs. Recommend dead wood removal, thinning live growth and lifting canopy off of ground as a mitigation measure.
 
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