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Old Gold Juniper
Old Gold Juniper

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Product Code: JUNOGL2

Juniperus chinensis 'Old Gold'
Overall Description
  This plant has bronze gold foliage which is retained through the winter. Color is definitely most intense during warmer months, but looks good through cooler temps as well - better than many juniper varieties. It must be planted in full sun to maintain its color. Rarely needs pruned as it doesn't get out of control. A traditional favorite that has proven itself year after year. Many times, this juniper variety is referred to as Gold Coast - but more commonly known as Old Gold.
  Growth habit is very similar to that of most Pfitzer type juniper, but much more compact. Uses include foreground plantings, colorful accents, as well as a low / medium height hedge when spaced about 2 ft apart. This juniper responds very well to trimming, and can be kept at a variety of heights & shapes if desired.

 Plant Facts & Specifications
Mature Height: 3-4 ft
Mature Width:  4-5 ft
Growth rate: Moderate ( 4"-8" avg per yr )
Hardiness Zones:  4-9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun preferred, but will tolerate some partial shade as well. Needs full sun for good yellow coloration. Growth rate & foliage density will suffer slightly in shadier spots.
Soil Preference: Average to slightly acidic & sandy - well drained. Mulching recommended
Foliage Color & Texture: Typical juniper type foliage similar to most Pfitzer varieties. Can have a rather prickly feel when touched, and foliage is very aromatic when rubbed or crushed. Good golden yellow color persists throughout the warmer months, and deepens slightly to a more bronze / yellow coloration in very cold climates through the winter.

Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: Occasional cones have been observed an very mature specimens.
Diseases / Insects: Rather trouble free juniper variety - however both Phomompsis and Kabatina blights have been seen on specimens that are kept in overly moist conditions for extended periods of time, or if soil drainage is inadequate.

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.
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