This sale is for 10 hand-sorted seeds. Please check our store for more seeds or ask for a different quantity.
Genus - Juniperus
Species - Osteosperma
Common name - Utah Juniper
Other names - Juniperus utahensis, juniperus californica, juniperus megalocarpa
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 6 - 8
Height / spread - 13-6 (9) m / --
Plant type - Large Shrub / Small tree
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Growth rate - Medium
Plant growth rate - Medium
Juniperus osteosperma (Utah Juniper) is a shrub or small tree reaching 3-6 m (rarely to 9 m) tall. It is native to the southwestern United States, in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, western New Mexico, western Colorado, Wyoming, southern Montana, southern Idaho and eastern California. It grows at moderate altitudes of 1,300-2,600 m, on dry soils, often together with Pinus monophylla.The shoots are fairly thick compared to most junipers, 1.5-2 mm diameter. The leaves are arranged in opposite decussate pairs or whorls of three; the adult leaves are scale-like, 1-2 mm long (to 5 mm on lead shoots) and 1-1.5 mm broad. The juvenile leaves (on young seedlings only) are needle-like, 5-10 mm long. The cones are berry-like, 8-13 mm in diameter, blue-brown with a whitish waxy bloom, and contain a single seed (rarely two); they are mature in about 18 months. The male cones are 2-4 mm long, and shed their pollen in early spring. It is largely monoecious with both sexes on the same plant, but around 10% of plants are dioecious, producing cones of only one sex.Fruits can be eaten fresh or it can be dried and ground into a powder then baked into cakes. A thin flesh, it is sweet but strongly flavoured of resin and has a mealy texture. Used as a flavouring in stews. The cones are about 6 - 18mm in diameter, they take 2 years to mature.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.
WE ALWAYS INCLUDE PRINTED GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
E X T R A S E E D S
Yes, the ( + ) sign in the title does always mean the extra seeds for you.
Additional amount depends on the size of seed and the total amount of seeds purchased and might be more than 5-20%. Please note - it is the GIFT for our buyer. The specific amount is not guaranteed but we will do the best to make you happy.
NOTE: the extra seeds will not be included with the seeds listed WITHOUT ( + ) MARK in its title!
P A C K I N G
The uniform seeds are packed in one plastic bags unless otherwise requested by the buyer.
The seeds are securely packed in plastic labeled bags. You will get every seed with printed germination instruction included. You will found the link to access the extended PDF version online as well.
You will receive:
1. Seeds packed in plastic labeled bags
2. Printed germination instructions
S H I P P I N G
We will ship from FLORIDA (UNITED STATES) or LITHUANIA (EUROPEAN UNION) on the same or next business day after payment cleared by USPS First Class Mail in airtight bags and secured bubble padded or selected at our discretion envelopes to ensure safe delivery of seeds, with the propagation and printed germination instructions. But you should check additional Internet resources for proper germination methods.
Delivery time depends on your location (we always ship on the same or next business day after cleared payment):
a) European Union - 3-10 days
b) Other countries around the world - 10-30 days
We are not responsible for packages that are lost due to an incorrect shipping address (!!!) To ensure the secure delivery, please ensure your shipping address is correct.
I N T E R N A T I O N A L B U Y E R S - P L E A S E N O T E:
All possible import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying.