Juniperus horizontalis, Creeping Juniper

Tips for identifying Juniperus: leaves scaled or sharp and needle-like, cones gray to bluish and berry-like

Size: shrub, 1-4' average height at maturity

Leaves: evergreen, needle-like or scale-like depending on cultivar, needle-like leaves are decurrent on twig, 4-ranked (in 4 planes around twig), needle-like leaves in opposite pairs or in whorls of 3 on vigorous twigs only (varies with cultivar), .17", green and glaucous, bluish green, or steel-blue turning plum-purple in winter

Flowers: dioecious