I've noticed that on the trees that I collected last fall that the new growth is comming from the branch tips while the interior foliage is dropping off. Is this normal for collected junipers in the season after collection?
The other big difference is the smell. Calfornias have a nice junipery gin smell, Utahs smell like cat pee. If you are in doubt just take a sniff of the foliage on a hot sunny day.