Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaTrees & Shrubs › Dwarf Juniper

Juniperus communis alpina, Dwarf Juniper, Fjelleiner. 0·5m.

Dwarf Juniper
A small creeping bush found in rocky, dry places up to 1200m.

These very hardy plants grow very slowly and the stems are very strong.

The tiny yellow male and female flowers are on separate plants. After fertilization the females flowers take two to three years to ripen into small purple berries. Each berry contains 3-6 seeds which get eaten by birds who then disperse them.