Gold Star® Juniper
Juniperus chinensis 'Bakaurea'
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Juniper 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 Maturity||Compact growth to 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide.|
|Bloom Time||Does not flower|
|Design Ideas||A perfectly colored evergreen for the front of foundation beds to discourage weeds and cover up exposed legs of aging shrubs. Plant in masses on slopes and banks for erosion control. Makes an attractive bright spot of color during the winter season in beds and borders in any location. A vital component for interest in all-green Asian inspired gardens.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||This great low juniper belongs with other low profile junipers with contrasting color such as Hughes Juniper, (Juniperus horizontalis 'Hughes') or Blue Creeper Juniper, (Juniperus scopulorum 'Monam'). It's striking with Prostrate Rock Cotoneaster, (Cotoneaster horizontalis 'Perpusillus') and Huntington Carpet Rosemary, (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Huntington Carpet').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9