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Gold Star Juniper

Juniperus chinensis 'Bakaurea'

Gold Star Juniper Shrubs are gold-colored evergreens perfect for the front of foundation beds to discourage weeds. Plant in masses on slopes and banks for erosion control. Makes an attractive, bright spot of color during the winter season in beds and borders. This spreading evergreen Gold Star Juniper has blue-green inner branches, with eye-catching golden-yellow outer branches.

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Spreading evergreen Gold Star Juniper Shrubs have blue-green inner branches, with eye-catching golden-yellow outer branches. A colorful accent, border or mass planting.


Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 2.5 to 3 Feet
Mature Width: 8 to 10 feet
Classification: Evergreen ground-cover shrub
Sunlight: Full Sun
Habit: Spreading
Flower Color: Non flowering
Foliage: Dense golden Foliage
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: A truly deer proof shrub
Growzone: 4-9 Gold Star Juniper Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Gold Star Juniper

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Gold Star Juniper Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Gold Star Juniper because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Gold Star spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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