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Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone'

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Description

‘Gold Cone’ is an upright, columnar, slow-growing, evergreen in the cypress family. Spring foliage is bright golden yellow with good color retention through early fall. Winter foliage is blue-green. The shrub grows 3-5 feet tall with a 1-2 foot spread.

It is tolerant of many soil types and prefers moist well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. The best color occurs in full sun. Use in cottage and rock gardens, as a specimen, in foundation plantings or even a container on the patio.

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#evergreen#drought tolerant#deer resistant
 
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#evergreen#drought tolerant#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    communis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Dense
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Awl-shaped new growth is bright gold in the spring. It fades to bluish-green in winter.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Specimen