Taxon  Report   4505    
Juniperus occidentalis  Hook.
Western juniper
Juniperus occidentalis, a gymnosperm, is a tree that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Juniperus
Toxicity: MINOR

Communities: Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Juniperus occidentalis var. occidentalis
PLANTS: Juniperus californica var. siskiyouensis
PLANTS: Sabina occidentalis
More information about  Juniperus occidentalis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 25, 2020).