Juniperus chinensis x pfitzeriana 'Gold Lace' - Plant Patent #8202
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
type plantings. 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: Either
water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular ( Holly Tone
is excellent ). Other granular types with 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio is
acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall -
avoid feeding during hot summer months, and directly after