Juniper - Depressa Aurea / Size 1
Depressa Aurea Juniper

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Our Price: $7.95

Product Code: JUNDEP1

Juniperus communis var. 'Depressa Aurea'

Overall Description

An upright, spreading juniper with bright yellow new foliage color that matures to a grayish green, then displays some bronze tones during the winter months. A very common landscape plant. Uses include color accents, foundation plantings, and can even be trimmed / sheared for use as a tough, hardy hedge. The more sun this variety receives, the more rewarding the bright coloring will be.

Depressa Aurea has very prickly needles, which can make it perfect to deter animals away, but may make you decide to use gloves next time you choose to handle it. Produces berry-like cones during summer months and will ripen in fall once maturity is reached.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 3 - 5 ft

--Mature Width : 8 - 10 ft

--Growth Rate : Moderate ( 4" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones : 3 - 8

--Sun Exposure : Full sun preferred. Best foliage density, growth rate, and color in full sun.

--Soil Preference : Average to slightly acidic & sandy - well drained. Will adapt to a fairly wide range of soil types. Adequate drainage is a must though.

--Foliage Color & Texture : Golden foliage with brighter tips that turn to bronze during winter season. Very prickly needles.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts : Berry-like cones in summer, then ripens in fall once maturity is reached.

--Diseases / Insects : No serious disease or bug issues to mention

--Recommended Spacing :
3 ft apart recommended for hedge planting

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--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.

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