Gold Star® Juniper

Juniperus chinensis 'Bakaurea'

Spreading evergreen shrub has blue-green inner branches, golden yellow outer branches and blue-green foliage. A colorful accent, border or mass planting.
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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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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 MaturityCompact growth to 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide.
Bloom TimeDoes not flower
Design IdeasA 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitBushy
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseErosion Control, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsThis 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

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