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Sea Of Gold Juniper

Juniperus x media 'Sea Of Gold'

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Sea Of Gold Juniper (Juniperus x media 'Sea Of Gold') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Juniperus x media 'Sea Of Gold' foliage

Juniperus x media 'Sea Of Gold' foliage

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Sea Of Gold Juniper (Juniperus x media 'Sea Of Gold') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Juniperus x media 'Sea Of Gold'

Juniperus x media 'Sea Of Gold'

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Other Names:  Pfitzer Juniper

Description:

Outstanding lacy, golden-yellow foliage makes this compact evergreen an excellent choice as a colorful accent; color is retained and deepens in winter better than other varieties; excellent choice as a garden accent or border planting

Ornamental Features

Sea Of Gold Juniper has attractive gold foliage. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain gold throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sea Of Gold Juniper is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sea Of Gold Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Sea Of Gold Juniper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 
 
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