Juniper Tree

Juniper Tree  (Juniperus communis ), is rarely seen as a tree, but appears usually as a low shrub. Its awl-shaped, pointed leaves stand always by threes of the same height on the young shoots. The male blossom catkins are short-stalked, and stand singly in the axils of the bracts; the fruit is a black berry. These berries are employed for medicinal purposes. The so-called White Cedar  of the Eastern States and the Bermuda Cedar , much prized for timber, are junipers.