Juniperus recurva 'Castlewellan'

Juniperus recurva ‘Castelwellan’

Drooping juniper

  • Botanical name: Juniperus recurva 'Castelwellan'
  • Common name: Drooping juniper
  • Family: Cupressaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Evergreen
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Junipers are prostrate or erect evergreen shrubs or trees, of varying sizes. Their evergreen, aromatic foliage ranges from green and yellow to blue and grey. They are tolerant of most soils and conditions and are fully hardy. Both male and female plants are needed to produce berries on the female plant.


Juniperus recurva ‘Castlewellan’ forms a pyramidal shape and has eye-catching, drooping branches. The grey-green needles are striped white underneath. It’s a self-fertile species, which means that it produces black-purple berries. It will reach around 2m after 10 years, but can ultimately reach 15m high.

How to grow Juniperus 'Castelwellan'

  • Plant size

    2m height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

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Take cuttings
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Do Take cuttings in September

Do Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Juniperus 'Castelwellan' and wildlife

Juniperus 'Castelwellan' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Juniperus 'Castelwellan' poisonous?

Juniperus 'Castelwellan' can be toxic.

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Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

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No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

Plants that go well with Juniperus 'Castelwellan'