absolutely stunning juniper with dark forest green foliage with all the
new growth trimmed in bright, vibrant golden yellow. Good luck trying
to find better color and contrast in any other juniper!!! Needs full
sun for best color. Very hardy - moderate to fast growth. Can be used
as a brilliant mid sized accent, or grouped together in border / hedge
Golden yellow coloration is best displayed in full sun locations, and will tone down considerably during the winter months.
Plant Facts & Specifications
--Mature Height: 4 - 5 ft
--Mature Width: 5 - 7 ft
--Growth rate: Moderate to fast ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )
--Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
--Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade. Good sun exposure needed in order for maximum golden coloration to be displayed.
--Soil Preference: Average to slightly acidic & sandy - well drained. Mulching recommended.
--Foliage Color & Texture: Foliage is very typical of most juniper - prickly to the touch. Has a combination of juvenile, needlelike foliage along with awl shaped foliage as well. Good golden yellow foliage on the outer portion of the plant........especially in full sun locations. Color fades just a bit during the winter.
--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: None to mention
--Diseases / Insects:
Rather trouble free juniper - Phomopsis & Kabatina blights have been observed on specimens if kept in overly wet conditions for an extended period of time.
--Fertilization / Feeding: For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.