Juniper: Gold Star Latin Name: juniperus chinensis 'gold star'
The Basics This evergreen shrub is known for its dazzling gold foliage that is brightest in summer with bright green foliage underneath. Its spreading growth reaches 2-3 feet tall (6 feet wide). Best performs as accent, medium-sized shrub, mass planting, and foundation planting. Adapts well to banks and slopes.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Prefers full sun; shade tolerant Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat;Drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers dry, well-drained soil; Not tolerant of overly wet soil Cold Hardiness Zone: 4-9
The Care This easy-to-grow evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Once mature, shearing is recommended annually to maintain desired shape.