Juniperus squamata ‘Dream Joy’ is a dwarf, spreading selection of Scaly juniper layered branching and gray-green base foliage that flushes creamy yellow is spring. The color generally persists well until fall. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 2 feet (60 cm) tall and 4.5 feet (150 cm) wide, an annual growth rate 4 to 6 inches (10 – 15 cm), more outwardly than up.
This cultivar originated as a mutation found in the mid-1980s on a specimen of J. squamata ‘Holger’ by Wiel Linssen of Baexem, The Netherlands. Wiel named the plant for his white-haired dog. Even though ‘Dream Joy’ is universally listed as a pure J. squamata cultivar, it should be noted that since ‘Holger’ is thought to be a hybrid of J. squamata and J. × pfitzeriana ‘Pfitzeriana Aurea,’ the same would hold true for ‘Dream Joy.’