Juniper - Saybrook Gold / Size 1
Saybrook Gold Juniper

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*Availability Status: In stock & currently shipping
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 5" - 8" tall / 6" - 9" wide -- Quart size rootball

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Our Price: $5.95

Product Code: JUNSAY1

Juniperus chinensis 'Saybrook Gold'
- Plant Patent #5014

Overall Description

This plant is a compact, horizontal spreader with needle-like foliage. Makes a wonderfully striking addition to most any landscape - good mid-level foreground planting, or hedge/border planting as well. Responds very well to trimming, so can be maintained at a variety of heights & widths. It's foliage is extremely bright yellow in the summer, more bronze-yellow in the winter. This extremely brilliant coloration provides a real knockout contrast when mixed in among darker green species. Must be planted in the sun for best color display though. By far the most striking of all the junipers we sell - cream of the crop. First introduced by Girard Nuseries.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 3 - 4 ft

--Mature Width : 6 - 7 ft

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

--Hardiness Zones :
4 - 9 ( if unsure of your zone, please us zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun preferred, but will tolerate some partial shade as well. Will only display brilliant yellow coloration when planted in full sun locations though.

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

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Mainly needle type foliage is arranged on compact, arching branches. Very poky & prickly - typical of many J. chinensus varieties. Foliage color is green with very, very bright yellow newer growth & outer portions during the warmer months. This bright yellow tones down to a more bronzish, orange/yellow in very cold climates through the winter.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
None to mention.

--Diseases / Insects :
Rather trouble free juniper variety - however, Phomopsis & Kabatina blights have been observed on specimens, especially if kept in conditions with too much moisture or inadequate soil drainage.

--Recommended Spacing :
Space approximately 3 feet apart for most screen / row type 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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