Himalayas and China
"It is native to mountainous areas from Afghanistan to China and Taiwan. It grows somewhat variably in the wild, from prostrate ground cover to spreading shrub to upright shrub/small tree." 
Men of the Chitral District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wear a sprig of juniper tucked into the brim of their cap. 
"Introduced to the ornamental trade in 1964 from Holland, Blue Star juniper has gone on to become a very popular foundation shrub with it’s rich blue needles, compact size and dense growth." 
 “Juniperus Squamata 'Blue Star'.” Missouri Botanical Garden, www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=k780.
 Claus, Peter J. Diamond, Sarah. Mills, Margaret Ann (2003)South Asian Folklore: An Encyclopedia : Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
 “Blue Star Juniper.” WSU Clark County Extension PNW Plants, Washington State University, www.pnwplants.wsu.edu/PlantDisplay.aspx?PlantID=266.