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Juniperus chinensis 'Old Gold' Foliage
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Juniperus chinensis 'Gold Star' has some common disease problems:
Cedar Apple Rust

Juniperus chinensis 'Gold Star'

Phonetic Spelling
jew-NIP-er-us chi-NEN-sis
Description

Gold Star Juniper has attractive chartreuse-tipped bluish-green foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The harvest gold stems can be quite attractive.  This shrub prefers full sun in medium moisture well-drained soils. At 4 feet maximum height, it has a compact habit. This plant is resistant to root rot and moderately salt tolerant; it is particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Details of Juniperus chinensis follow, many of which apply to Gold Star.

More information on Juniperus chinensis.

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#evergreen#drought tolerant#low growing#specimen#yellow-green#salt tolerant#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#deer resistant#asian garden#yellow stems#rocky soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
 
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Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#low growing#specimen#yellow-green#salt tolerant#low maintenance#air pollution tolerant#deer resistant#asian garden#yellow stems#rocky soils tolerant#clay soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    chinensis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Play Value:
    Colorful
    Textural
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Resistant to root rot. This plant is particularly resistant to damage by deer and is moderately salt tolerant.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Dense
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    No true fruits, but female cones are blue, fleshy "berry" looking and edible, often used as a seasoning.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    No flowers, but cones are large and brown and fall apart upon maturity. Female cones are blue, fleshy "berry" looking.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Soft
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Chartreuse-tipped bluish-green foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Pollution
    Urban Conditions
    Wet Soil