The shortest shrub that we grow. The name is very fitting for this plant with its flowing habit that seems almost liquid in the landscape. Sandy soils, or at least very well drained soils, are needed to grow this plant with any thought of success. We are one o ... f the most southern out-posts of this plant, restricted to Lake and northern Cook Counties in Illinois. Unlike most other Junipers that have a bristly feel to their boughs, Creeping Juniper has a softer feel with its scales held tighter to the stem.