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Gold Lace Juniper

Juniperus chinensis 'Gold Lace'

Vibrant gold foliage is outstanding in all seasons, becoming brighter yellow in summer. Perfect for foundation planting, or in shrub beds. Adapted to banks and slopes. Combine with green junipers for a striking foliage contrast. Evergreen shrub.
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Good to grow! 5


Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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Botanical Pronunciationju-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis
LoreJuniper berries were the flavoring for bathtub gin during the depression and oil of juniper has been used by industry in many preparations.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growth to 3 to 4 feet tall, spreading 5 to 6 feet wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasA perfectly colored evergreen for foundation planting and along fence lines. Spot into slopes and banks for erosion control and coverage. Makes an attractive hedge for dividing front yards or for defining spaces for backyard utility.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleMediterranean
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseErosion Control, Hedge, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsTo create striking foliage contrast, combine this juniper with Icee Blue Juniper, (Juniperus horizontalis 'Monber') or upright columnar Prairie Pillar Juniper, (Juniperus virginiana 'Monbell'). A striking accent for egal Mist Pink Muhly, (Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Lenca') or Purple Fountain Grass, (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

Good to grow!