|Juniper - 'Golden Pfitzer|
|Golden Pfitzer Juniper is a fast-growing gold coloured evergreen conifer shrub that can reach 2' in height with a width of 4’ or more.|
|Newly Planted Golden Pfitzer Juniper|
|Botanical (latin) name:||Juniperus chinensis 'P.Aurea'|
|Height 2ft (0.6m)||Spread 4ft (1.5m)|
|summer leaf colour - golden||Fall leaf colour - Chartreuse|
|Fruit - Male plant - no fruit||Bark - brown rough|
|Blossoms - Innocuous||Fragrance - juniper|
|Habit - Low spreading||Placement - full sun, moist well drained soils|
|Why would you want this shrub?||Perfect low growing border, front row shrub|
Golden Pfitzer Juniper sports both gold colored new and old foliage, giving the plant its common name.
Golden Pfitzer Juniper is a fast-growing gold evergreen conifer shrub that can reach 2' in height with a width of 4’ or more. It has main branches which emerge at a 45 degree angle to the ground. Branch tips often droop. The older leaves are scale-like while the new ones are awl-shaped (shaped like needles). The foliage is pungent when crushed.
This is a male plant so that no berries will form.
This outstanding ornamental grows well even under difficult conditions such as those at urban sites. Grows best in full sun, but will tolerate some shade. It does best on well-drained soils. It is considered drought tolerant once it is established.
Fascinating Foliage Facts
The Golden Pfitzer Juniper is a hybrid between Juniperus chinensis and Juniperus sabina, and is found in in the wild in northwestern China where the two species meet.
|Price last updated on Feb 09, 2014||Listing of Evergreens|