Juniper: Saybrook Gold Latin Name: juniperus chinensis 'saybrook gold'
The Basics This low-maintenance, hardy evergreen shrub has picturesque coloration. Its dense, upright branches are clothed with golden new growth transforming to emerald-green, sharp needles. All-year round this juniper retains its golden glow reaching3-4 feet tall(4-5 feet wide). Ideally used as a hedge, ground-cover, screen, and windbreak.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Thrives in full sun; tolerates shade 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: 3-9
The Care This fast growing, low-maintenance 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.