Juniper - Gold Star / Size 1
Gold Star Juniper

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*Average Plant Shipping Size: 5" - 6" tall / 6" - 10" wide -- Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $5.95

Product Code: JUNGST1

Juniperus chinensis x pfitzeriana 'Gold Star'

Overall Description

Very similar in growth habit to 'Gold Lace'. Nice medium green foliage is brightly tipped in golden yellow. This gives the plant almost a "frosted" look, almost like you had dipped each little branch at the very ends in yellow paint. Very pretty plant - also very hardy. A sport of Pfitzer Juniper that is excellent for a mid range foundation / hedge type planting. Also works for accent plantings as well.

Golden yellow highlights will fade during winter months, but return again with the onset of warmer weather / temps in the spring. Has slightly lower growth habit than Gold Lace or Gold Tip Pfitzer........and foliage is much more juvenile, slightly more dense at maturity.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height: 3 - 4 ft

--Mature Width: 4 - 7 ft

--Growth Rate: Moderate ( 5" - 8" 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. Will adapt to wide range of soil conditions - drainage is a must. Mulching recommended.

--Foliage Color & Texture: Evergreen - very typical of most juniper varieties - especially the Pfitzer types. Slightly more needlelike foliage than either Blue Pfitzer, or Gold Lace. 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 with this particular variety.

--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.

--Recommended Spacing: No specific recommendations - will depend on the purpose intended.

--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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