Juniperus squamata, Singleseed Juniper

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

Size: shrub, 3' average height at maturity, spread 3-4'

Leaves: evergreen, overlapping in whorls of 3, .25-.38" long, awl-shaped needles, two white bands on upper surface, silver-blue year-round, but bronzes slightly in winter, appearing almost purplish

Habit: slow-growing, low, dense, rounded shrub, typically 1-2" high and 2' wide