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Juniper - Gold Cone / Size 1
Gold Cone Communis Juniper

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Product Code: JUNGOC1

Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone'

Overall Description

Gold Cone Juniper is a very hardy upright growing juniper with a columnar to slightly pyramidal shape if left to grow naturally - but can be trimmed / sheared to keep a nice neat, fully pyramidal shape if desired. Gold Cone has excellent cold hardiness, and is also very drought tolerant once established. It has also shown itself to be very adaptable to other environmental challenges, such as the high heat & humidity of the southeastern part of the United States. Foliage is typical of many junipers, evergreen, and needle like - older foliage can be quite rigid and pokey.

Foliage color is very bright golden color, especially when new, and hold color well through summer & fall. Winter color fades to more of a bluish / green, with the golden coloration firing back up again with the onset of spring, and new growth emerging. Makes an excellent specimen planting, colorful focal point in gardens, and can even be grouped together in rows for use as a bright, but slightly smaller privacy screen or windbreak.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 10 - 12 ft

--Mature Width : 2 - 4 ft

--Growth Rate :
Slow to moderate ( 6" - 8" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
5 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial sun. Growth rate and golden color will be best in full sun locations.

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly acidic & sandy - well drained.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
New growth is bright golden yellow, holding good color through summer & fall. Color fades to a bluish green in winter months, with older foliage taking on a much more rigid, pokey feeling

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Occasional juniper berries are found on Gold Cone Juniper during the fall & winter months on older, more mature / established specimens.

--Diseases / Insects :
Rather trouble free juniper - however Phomopsis & Kabatina blights have been observed on specimens that have been kept in very wet conditions, or in soil with inadequate drainage. Inspect occasionally for spider mites or bagworms.

--Recommended Spacing :
Approximately 4 ft apart recommended for most border & screen plantings

--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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