The junipers include roughly 60 different species of trees and shrubs in the Juniperus genus, within the cypress (Cupressaceae) family of plants.
Juniperus (Juniper) make terrific creeping groundcovers. Creeping juniper or juniperus horizontalis, is a low evergreen groundcover. Full sun lovers, Junipers are not finicky about soil conditions as long they are well-drained. Drought resistant, poor soil tolerant, and deer seldom browse them.