The Gold Strike Juniper is a surprisingly a great dwarf shrub for the miniature garden. It's a ground cover shrub that stays low to the ground and the new growth reaches out slowly, never upwards, only sideways, at 2" to 4" per year. It's easy to control, just trim any wayward branches.
The bright yellow color will last until the colder temps turn the foliage to a bronze-purple. In spring, the soft, brilliant yellow foliage will emerge through the chartreuse leaves to make a sparkling display and the cycle continues.
Unlike most junipers, protect this one from the hot afternoon scorching sun in the warmer climates by planting it on the east or north side of the house.
- Growth rate is 2" to 4" per year
- Prostrate growth habit
- 4" tall
- Colors change with the seasons
- Turns brighter yellow in full sun
- Trim back any wayward branches
- Can cascade down a wall or pot
- Cold hardy zones 3 - 9 or -40F
- Heat hardy zones 9 - 1
- Cool full sun to part shade
- Regular water in well-drained soil
- Let dry out to barely damp in between to avoid over watering if in a container
- Comes in a 4" pot
- An outdoor plant
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