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Golden Creeping Juniper Juniperus horizontalis 'Mother Lode'

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Description

This plant will grow in a range of soil types provided they are well-drained. It prefers dry sandy soil. It grows in a flat pancake form.

 

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#evergreen#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Species:
    horizontalis
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Rice gold, soft, feather foliage. Yellow-bronze in winter. Often grown for its foliage.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer