There are a variety of upright juniper specimens: Eastern Red Cedar Prairie Pillar Juniper Taylor Juniper Rocky Mountain Juniper Blue Arrow Juniper Medora Juniper Spiral form Two ball poodle form Tolleson's Blue Weeping Juniper . "Hetzii Columnaris" grows well in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 9 and can readily be shaped into topiary.
Most of the good landscape varieties of junipers are hardy in zones 3 and 4. Too deep and necessities such as water and oxygen will have a harder time reaching the Juniper’s roots. Columnar ’Blue Arrow’ grows 12 to 15 feet tall and 2 feet wide.
Junipers grow a little wilder than Arborvitae and will require more maintenance to keep order. Lets compare them. "Nana" (Juniperus procumbens "Nana") is a more compact plant, growing 1 to 2 feet high and wide. Tall upright junipers make good windbreaks, large hedges and striking accents in the landscape. Juniperus chinensis 'Obelisk' is a narrowly ascending, irregularly growing cultivar of Chinese juniper robust upright branching and bluish-gray, prickly needle-like foliage. The Hollywood Juniper is easily identified by its spiraling, twisted branches, which add an eccentric twist on the landscape ornamental. Juniper Trees are known for their hardiness qualities. Tags: UConn Plant Database: Juniperus Chinensis, University of Florida IFAS Extension: Junipers in Florida, Washington State University Extension: Hollywood Juniper, Horticopia: Juniperus Chinensis "Sylvestris", Fast-Growing Evergreen Bushes for Landscaping, Drought-Tolerant Bushes to Make Into a Topiary. Southern Red Cedar is useful as a screen, specimen or Christmas tree. Once established, Juniper Trees are relatively tolerant of drought and can go without water for short, dry spells. Gin was created in the Netherlands in the 17th century and the name is short for the Dutch word for juniper (genever), which is the primary flavoring of that drink.