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Juniperus chinensis - 'Plumosa Aurea'

Type Conifer, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen
Form Spreading arching
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Golden Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Juniperus chinensis - Cultivation Notes

This tough spreading conifer will grow in most well drained soils , including sandy / chalky soil - but avoid clay. Preferring full or part sun they require little pruning or after care. Plant in autumn / spring with plenty of compost dug in to soil

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Juniperus chinensis:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Juniperus chinensis

  • Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Juniperus chinensis:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Conifer with outstanding foliage colour for winter interest

View all the plants listed in Genus Juniperus

View other types of shrubs with golden foliage

Common Missspellings: Jupiparus, Junipirus, Junaperus, Junipirus, Juneperus

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