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Saybrook Gold Juniper Juniperus chinensis 'Saybrook Gold'

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Description

'Saybrook Gold' grows as a spreading, arching shrub with stiff branches with drooping tips.  The gold needle foliage is a bright spot in the landscape as a specimen plant, but is also attractive in winter when it turns more bronze.  At 3 feet maximum height and 6 feet spread, it has a compact habit that can be maintained with pruning.  

Though it accepts many soil types including clay, this shrub prefers full sun in medium moisture, well-drained average soils. Root rot may occur if planted in too wet, poorly drained areas, but can handle drought once it is established.  This juniper is moderately tolerant to salt, air pollution, and resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust; it is particularly resistant to damage by deer. 

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    chinensis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Play Value:
    Colorful
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer, Cedar-Apple Rust,
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    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:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Needle-like foliage is bright yellow in summer, bronze-yellow in winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Diseases
    Drought
    Pollution
    Salt