Savin Juniper ( Juniperus sabina )
Height : .5m to 6 m included
Origin : Europe, Asia
Environment : on steep, rocky mountain sides; in full sun
Climate : temperate, cool, cold
The Savin Juniper (also called simply Sabine) is a Juniper species that grows preferably on steep and rocky mountain sides, where it colonizes terrain. For this reason it is also planted by man along sides of mountain roads, to contrast landslides. The leaves are of intense green colour and have an acrid smell, due to the toxic substances that they contain (the plant is poisonous). Like the other Junipers, it can promote biogroups (group of differently aged plants where the older plant is surrounded by younger ones).