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PlantFiles: Chinese Juniper
Juniperus x pfitzeriana 'Aurea Improved'

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Family: Cupressaceae (koo-press-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Juniperus (jew-NIP-er-us) (Info)
Species: x pfitzeriana
Cultivar: Aurea Improved
Additional cultivar information: (PP2491; aka Gold Coast)
Hybridized by Sakiyama; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1964

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Joan On Oct 25, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:


Editor's Note

Plant Patent number 2491 has expired
Neutral darylmitchell On Jun 19, 2009, darylmitchell from Saskatoon, SK (Zone 3a) wrote:

I had two Gold Coast junipers in my south-facing flowerbed against the house. They were planted in the rain shadow of the house, they relied on irrigation a great deal. In a couple of years, they were dead and brown. In hindsight, I would plant them where they would receive more rainfall.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chicago, Illinois
Indianapolis, Indiana
Cleveland, Ohio
Madison, Wisconsin



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