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Gold Tip Pfitzer Juniper
Gold Tip Pfitzer Juniper

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*Availability status: In stock & available for shipment after 9/11/2014
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 6"-10" tall / 10"-14" wide

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price : $5.50

Product Code: JUNGTP1

Juniperus chinensis x pfitzeriana 'Gold Tip'

Overall Description

A very tough, versatile variety of Pfitzer juniper, which is one of most widely used of all junipers in countless landscape applications. Growth is quite similar to that of standard, traditional Green Pfitzer, with slightly arching branches which are a nice bright green lightly tipped in yellow / gold. Gold tipping is most pronounced during the growing season, and fades to almost a solid green color in winter months. Withstands a variety of soil, and harsh conditions - but as with all junipers, does not like excessively moist / wet areas. Prefers full sun, and has a moderate growth rate. This juniper has even been kept trimmed & used as a hedge row, or planted along the front of fences, or buildings - responds very well to trimming / shaping.

Plant Facts & Specifications
Mature Height: 4-6 ft
Mature Width: 6-9 ft
Growth rate: Moderate ( 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. Best color display in full sun exposure locations.
Soil Preference: Average to slightly acidic & sandy - well drained. Mulching recommended.
Foliage Color & Texture: Foliage is very typical of most juniper varieties - especially the Pfitzer types. Color is a good medium green base that is highlighted / tipped in bright golden yellow. These highlights will fade during the winter months, but return with the onset of spring & warmer weather.

Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: None to mention
Diseases / Insects: Rather trouble free juniper - both Phomopsis & Kabatina blights have been observed on specimens if kept too wet for an extended period of time. Adequate drainage is a must.
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 transplanting.