I bought about 20 junipers from a local garden center at least a decade ago (not a big box place, just a little local place). The woman felt badly that I wasn't buying flowers, so she gave me 2 of the puniest little bushes I'd ever seen for free. They were a good 8" tall and might have had 3 branches. But they filled in, and she was right. They produce flowers all summer long, right next to my front steps.