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Saybrook Gold Juniper

Juniperus x media 'Saybrook Gold'

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Saybrook Gold Juniper (Juniperus x media 'Saybrook Gold') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Saybrook Gold Juniper

Saybrook Gold Juniper

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Pfitzer Juniper

Description:

Upwardly sweeping branches surround a depression in the center displaying vivid yellow foliage that is best in full sun; an excellent choice for screening or defining borders, very architectural form when mature

Ornamental Features

Saybrook Gold Juniper has attractive yellow foliage which emerges gold in spring. The scale-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain yellow throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Saybrook Gold 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 should be used to full effect.

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.

Saybrook Gold Juniper is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Saybrook Gold Juniper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. 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.

 
 
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Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
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Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features


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