Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing to 3 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Does not flower
Plant type:Conifer
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing to 3 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Yellow
Blooms:Does not flower
Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Design IdeasThis beautiful evergreen is a super useful cold hardy shrub for dozens of applications. Use as a high winter color foundation plant at building walls or along fence lines. Excellent backgrounder for perennial borders. Use gold coloring to add zest to shrub beds and mixed island plantings in lawns. Makes a strong color statement in larger landscapes with long range visibility. Excellent for informal hedges at challenging locations such as driveways, sidewalks, curbs and parkways.
Companion PlantsPlant with other conifers for a mix of year-round texture and color. Red and purple foliage, bark and berry plants contrast well with the golden-yellow color of Sea of Gold. Don't forget blue blooming perennials for a show of color all summer long.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates dry conditions when established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: fall.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
The Pfitzer Juniper is a cross between Juniperus chinensis and Juniperus sabina. Juniperus chinensis is native to Northeast Asia, while Juniperus sabina is native to the mountains of central and southern Europe and Western and Central Asia. Both are old world species. In the earliest times, prehistoric people lived in or near Juniper forests that provided them with food, fuel and wood for shelter and utensils. Juniper berries require three years to become fully ripe, the age when they are harvested for the oil used in various preparations and cosmetics. Berries are the primary flavoring agent in gin.