Calgary Carpet vs. Buffalo juniper?
I have a rock garden in my front yard, and the landscaper planted a Calgary Carpet juniper in one spot between the rocks last year. It did not survive this past winter and so I need to replace it. I believe the reason why it did not do well was because the juniper was planted a bit low and this area trapped moisture between the rocks. So when I removed the dead juniper, it was essentially in rather moist soil that it did not tolerate. I suppose I need to plant it a bit higher then. Interestingly, there were some Blue Rug Junipers in similar areas and they did just fine.
Anyway, I went to a garden centre yesterday and saw some nice Calgary Carpet Junipers. Just as I was about to purchase one, I saw some very nice Buffalo Junipers. It seemed to have similar colours and texture, except that the branching pattern is more upright and random, causing a more architectural shape.
I am wondering what your thoughts and experience are, regarding Buffalo vs. Calgary Carpet Juniper please?