Juniperus chinensis Pfitzeriana ‘Aurea’
One of the very best color accent landscape evergreens; medium height and sprawling with arching branches, new growth is slightly droopy and beautiful golden color; a superb groundcover or massing plant for color, such an artistic form when mature
Golden Pfitzer Juniper has attractive chartreuse foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and turn lime green in fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Golden Pfitzer Juniper is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don’t particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Golden Pfitzer Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Golden Pfitzer Juniper will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn’t necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.