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Those growing at the highest altitudes, for example near the summit of Ben Lawers, including the dwarf juniper (Juniperus communis nana ) and the Aalpine snowbell, (Soldanella alpina) have to cope with strong winds and rapidly changing weather conditions, so they tend to grow in sheltered rock crevices.
THE junipers are best: the savin juniper, Juniperus sabina Tamariscifolia is especially flat, while the dwarf juniper, Juniperus communis Hornibookii, runs along the ground first, building up a little later.
AFrom the sample you sent me your plant was a dwarf juniper and I suspect that you have been over-watering it.