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Golden Plume Juniper Juniperus x media 'Plumosa Aurea'

Phonetic Spelling
jew-NIP-er-us x MEED-ee-uh 'plum-OH-suh AW-re-uh'
Description

This evergreen dwarf Juniper has showy yellow-green foliage with arching stems and grows to 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide. It is tolerant of most soil types except wet ones and does best in full sun. It has been used as a bonsai specimen. This plant is low maintenance, has no significant problems and is deer resistant.

Use this plant as a ground cover, in borders or as a specimen.

 

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Tags:
#evergreen#sun#yellow leaves#dwarf#accent plant#mass planting#deer resistant#shrub border#urban conditions tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#sun#yellow leaves#dwarf#accent plant#mass planting#deer resistant#shrub border#urban conditions tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juniperus
    Family:
    Cupressaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Ascending
    Spreading
    Vase
    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
    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:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The yellow-green scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn bronzy in fall.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    The stem plume-like arch has slightly nodding tips.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Pollution