Sea Of Gold® Juniper
Sea Of Gold® Juniper
Juniperus x pfitzeriana 'MonSan' P.P. #17,622Item #4813 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
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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 gold-tipped varieties. Excellent choice for mass plantings, along foundations, fence lines, driveways and island plantings.
- DetailPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 3 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide.Special features:Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:YellowBlooms:Does not flowerPatent 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.
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreHistory: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.